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Nick Carraway finds himself the storyteller of The Great Gatsby when he is unknowingly thrust into situation that was years in the making before his arrival to West Egg. Quickly Nick reveals that he is not objective as he remembers the details of what happened, “Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction” (Fitzgerald, 2). Despite the fact that Nick was related to Daisy by blood, he gravitates toward the mysterious Gatsby in the novel. Nick’s unique position in each of the main characters’ lives allows him to give the reader an incredible insight to hearts and minds of Daisy and Jay Gatsby. The background of the story’s commentator is important to understanding how Nick is the perfect person to relate this tale to the reader. Though he remembers “that all the people in the world haven’t had the advantages [Nick] had,” the narrator comes from humbler beginnings than the world he is entering into in West and East Egg. (Fitzgerald, 1). This gives Nick a sense of believability as he is not part of east coast aristocracy, yet there still a sen...

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