At first, the only function of Nick in the novel seems to be to act as a reporter, telling us the truth by telling us his shrewd, objective perceptions. Then, as the novel progresses, it turns out that the opposite is the case, and he is siding with Gatsby to make this character stand above all others and shine. Nick Carraway could be one of the finest examples of reader manipulation in literature. But his sympathy towards Gatsby is exaggerated, not so much in actions, but in the much praised language of the novel. Fitzgerald's book at first overwhelms the reader with poetic descriptions of human feelings, of landscapes, buildings and colors.
Nick spends a generous amount of time with these people, but is constantly overlooked and it seems that his opinion is considered irrelevant. Despite his subconscious judgments, Nick is given the perfect perspective to write from and provides the reader an opportunity to examine Nick’s metamorphosis as his relationship with Gatsby grows. His preconceptions exist, but are natural and reflective of his apparent audience, making Nick Carraway the worthiest narrator for examining the scandalous lives of West Egg’s elite.
Nick of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby claims to be a narrator with the greatest form of objectivity, though throughout the book he proves himself by his blind eye and blatant praise of Gatsby and his chastisement for others. The reader has barely begun the book and almost immediately Nick provides the reader with a most flattering description of the man who lends his name to the novel itself. Nick begins with warning us that Gatsby is not a righteous man, for he scorns Gatsby, but then promptly segues into telling us of his inner beauty despite his aforementioned flaws.We are then treated to a description of Jay Gatsby’s “extraordinary gift for hope, [his] romantic readiness such as [Nick] has never found in any other person and which it is unlikely [he] shall ever find again.” (2) We still have yet to meet Gatsby and here we are bombarded with praises for his “heightened sensitivity to promises of life” (2) and so on. Nick is attempting to teach the reader to condemn the “foul dust” that “floated in the wake of [Gatsby’s] dreams” (2) but still love and admire everything that he represents to Nick. Through doing so, our narrator is setting us up for developing predisposed notions about the character when Nick has just described to us how glad he is that he is “inclined to reserve all judgments” (2) until he is sure of what are that known facts.
This prejudiced belief predominated Hitler’s thinking. In his essay, On Nation and Race, his assumption that Aryans are superior to all others creates a type of logical fallacy called “Begging the Question” (Rottenberg 291). Hitler not only assumes that Aryans are superior to all other races but that the German people believe this as well. He assumes that that the question of race superiority has already been answered. According to Annette T. Rottenberg’s The Structure of Argument, “if [a] writer makes a statement that assumes that the very question being argued has already been proved, [that] writer is guilty of begging the question” (291).
Gatsby is a good character, for he was pursuing an “ incorruptible dream,” but Tom is not because he “smashed up things and people,” just because he could. In the end though do the ends actually justify the means, maybe Fitzgerald wanted people to think about things deeply. His writings might be read even hundreds of years from now. Works Cited Great Gatsby, Lionel Trilling "Fitzgerald
Events in his life made him adopt a strong discontent and animosity towards the Jews. In his speeches and writings, Hitler spread his beliefs of racial "purity" and of the superiority of the "Germanic race"—what he called an Aryan "master race." He pronounced that his race must remain pure in order to one day take over the world. As seen clearly from the ‘Nation and Race’ For Hitler, the ideal "Aryan" was blond, blue-eyed, and tall, any description in variance with this was not
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” - Nick Carraway’s father From the beginning of The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is developed as a reliable narrator. His honesty and sense of duty are established as he remarks on his own objectivity and willingness to withhold judgment. However, as the book progresses and Nick’s relationship with Jay Gatsby grows more intimate, it is revealed that Nick is not as reliable as previously thought when it comes to Gatsby. Nick perceives Gatsby as pure and blameless, although much of Gatsby's persona is false. Because of his friendship and love for Gatsby, his view of the events is fogged and he is unable to look at the situation objectively.
He see’s Gatsby as a role model until he finds out how much Gatsby does for Daisy, which bothers him. Nick has also admired Gatsby for living a lavish lifestyle which is betraying in what he believes in. Nick would do anything to make Gatsby happy; his... ... middle of paper ... ...d Nick of being dishonest I agreed with her. In the beginning I thought Nick would be the most honest character, but he wasn’t. I think the environment and people around Nick changed him.
Lebensraum could only be obtained and sustained by waging a war of conquest against the Soviet Union: German security demanded it and Hitler's racial ideology required it. In his book Mein Kampf he argued that the Aryan race demanded Lebensraum in the East, and how he hoped for a united Germany. Nazi ideology was centred around the importance of belief in racial purity, in the importance of balancing population, resources and soil, and the necessity of acquiring 'living space' in the East - which made Hitler's foreign policy so dynamic and so difficult to combat. Taylor's interpretation of Hitler's foreign policy aims after 1933 is now seen as fatally flawed because it completely ignores the dynamic ingredient of Nazi ideology. Hitler’s foreign policy aims accorded with the goals and ideologies of Germany's traditional rulers in that the aim was to make Germany the most powerful state in all of Europe.
Often times, one author, trying to be unbiased, can become biased. With two authors working on one piece, they can often level each other out and create a perfect balance and a more accurate portrait of an individual or time period. I greatly enjoyed Renehan's exceptional description of the famed Jay Gould. This book often kept me up later than I intended and I would highly recommend it to anyone because of the well-written and entertaining account of the King of the Robber Barons.'