The Great Gatsby is a book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the year 1925. It is set in a fictional town of West Egg, in the summer of 1922. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald describes Gatsby, Nick, Tom, and Daisy. He describes Gatsby in a sense of being mysterious because of a shady past. Then there is Nick who plays the most important role of the book, and is the narrator of the story. Fitzgerald also describes Tom and Daisy as the couple who just cannot seem to get it right. The Great Gatsby is a mysterious book with twist and turns all along the way.
Gatsby is a nice person, but his character seems fishy because of his unknown past. Nick is the one that actually takes the time to understand Gatsby and he is successful at it but it takes him a minute. Gatsby was a sneaky and smooth individual (Fitzgerald 54). At the beginning of the book, Gatsby tricks even Nick. For example, When Nick first moves in beside Gatsby, he notices a shadow in his neighbor’s yard. Nick believes it to be Gatsby and the next moment he looks up the shadow is gone. Nick is confused for a second because he did not hear any noises. There is one point in the book where Gatsby lies to Nick. In The Great Gatsby, Nick and Gatsby have a conversation about how Gatsby received his money. Gatsby told Nick that he had inherited his money. Then Gatsby starts coming up with different lies to cover up what he had told Nick before. Gatsby then tells Nick that he was in the drug business and then in the oil business, but he was not in either one now. Nick can tell he is lying because he cannot keep his stories straight. Despite this, Nick stays in Gatsby’s corner throughout the novel, even when others are spreading lies and rumors about Gatsby (Hermanson). Even though Ga…
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