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Discover The Hidden Reality In The Great Gatsby

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“There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind appearance.” Said Albert Einstein about the relationship between appearance and reality. Einstein is telling the readers that people are discovering new things that were hidden behind illusions of what had appeared. Humans have to use hat feeling to see threw those appearances to discover the elements that form the reality they live in. Scott Fitzgerald uses the creation of illusive appearance but also writes a discoverable reality for the most of the characters in his novels. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates a strong relationship between the illusion of appearance and the reality of his characters, this is clearly seen through Nick’s nice and caring personality, Daisy’s innocence and confident identity and Gatsby’s social and famously spread rumors.
First of all, Nick, one of the main characters of this story is seen as a normal person living a usual life. He is a sweet and nice guy who seems to keep to himself and stay out of everyone’s business, but actually cares a lot about the people close to him. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the novel therefore readers see things and picture them through him most of the time and realize he is a really good person who is quiet and almost never judges people. “In consequence, [Nick is] inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to [Nick] and also made [Nick] the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Fitzgerald 1, 1). Carraway was quiet but always there for the ones closest to his heart, like Daisy and Jay. Nick loved his cousin Daisy and always did what made her happy as he saw her as his cute, innocent and sweet girl. He came to visit her when she asked to see him, he agreed to all her invitations, but mostly he respected the fact that she did not tell her husband that she was the one who had killed Myrtle Wilson and did not tell Tom either. As for Jay, Nick was there for him whenever he needed it even before they had become close friends. He helped him reconnect with Daisy and supported him loyally till his funeral. Meanwhile, Nick is a really nice person who cares and seems like he is always there for Daisy. Although he does not do the right thing when it comes to helping her choose between Tom and Jay, he just leaves the scene, probably because he did not want to take sides, as he was a close friend with all three parties of that conflict. “At this point Jordan and [Nick] tried to go, but Tom and Gatsby insisted with competitive firmness that [they] remain” (Fitzgerald 7, 130). Carraway tries to flee the scene, instead of advising Daisy that Jay would be a much better man than Tom who is cheating on her ever was. As her cousin, it was part of his duty to guide her and tell her about the most realistic option in spontaneous and unexpected situations of such. That’s is to say, Nick is one...

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