Nick is also well equipped to narrate The Great Gatsby due to his temperament. He is tolerant, open-minded, quiet, and a good listener, as he informs the reader in Chapter 1, and as a result, others like to talk to him and tell him their secrets. He also has a way with words that allows him to create a narrative around what others want to reveal.
Nick doesn't judge people immediately, but rather listens to them before formulating an opinion. This makes him a perfect narrator for The Great Gatsby since the novel is largely based on other people's opinions of Gatsby. Nick also understands that people can change for the better or worse after hearing his opinion of them.
He doesn't hesitate to give his opinion on topics such as politics or history. This doesn't make him a know-it-all, but rather a person who is willing to learn more about others. In fact, one of the reasons why people are drawn to Nick is because he knows how to listen and he gives others the opportunity to share their stories.
He is also honest with himself and others. For example, when he realizes that he likes Daisy even though she is married, he admits it to herself and then refuses to act on his feelings. He does not try to convince himself that her husband's death was an accident or that there was no real love between them.
He recognizes that he has been granted some privileges and is hesitant to pass judgment on others. He also claims to be one of the few honest persons he has ever met. What is Nick's opinion on Gatsby? Nick is extremely fond of Gatsby and regards him as a fantastic character. He believes that Gatsby worked hard all his life and didn't receive any credit for it. Also, Nick thinks that Gatsby created himself out of nothing and now he enjoys living his dream life.
Nick doesn't believe in God but respects those who do. He believes that everyone has a right to live their own life in their own way so long as they don't interfere with other people's lives.
In conclusion, Nick believes that being honest is better than being dishonest but there is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing whom you should trust.
Nick relates the narrative of Jay Gatsby because he is the novel's most impartial character. However, Nick becomes caught as his own love naivety compels him to give Gatsby more credence than he would any other character or an omniscient narrator. Thus, Nick tells the story because he is compelled to relate his experience so that others can make their own judgments about Gatsby and his era.
Jay Gatsby is a man of wealth and privilege who lives in a luxurious mansion on Long Island Sound. He falls in love with a beautiful woman named Daisy but she loves another man. Disillusioned, Jay goes out seeking revenge against those who have hurt him and commits three murders before he is arrested for murder. During his trial, it is revealed that Jay was using his wealth to hire girls to sleep with and marry so that they will take his money when he dies. He even hires a young man named Nick to be his mistress but this affair ends when Nick discovers what Jay is doing. Heartbroken, Jay kills himself by shooting himself in the head.
Daisy wants nothing to do with Jay after learning the truth about him, yet she continues to see him occasionally. One night while dancing with another man, Jay sees Daisy kissing another man and explodes in rage. He attacks the other man and fatally wounds him. Filled with remorse, Jay asks Nick not to tell anyone about the incident since it was self-defense.
Nick is also untrustworthy because of his affection for Gatsby, which influences his interpretation of the tale and contrasts with his obvious dislike for the other characters in the novel.
Furthermore, he lies to protect Gatsby, who has helped him achieve his dream of being an author. Gatsby also seems to trust Nick completely, which is shown by him revealing his fortune to him.
Finally, Nick claims to be innocent, but this is doubtful since it is known that he spent time with Daisy outside of Gatsby's presence and heard her say that she hated him. This shows that Nick was probably not honest about his relationship with Daisy.
In conclusion, Nick is unreliable because he is a fictional character and can therefore be interpreted in many different ways by readers. He could be seen as noble or wicked depending on how you view these traits in a man.