The Gerat Gatsby Essay

912 words - 4 pages

Many can say that Tom is the one who is wrongly accused of a crime, because he did not know that daisy wrote and was emotional and furious at that moment .you can also say that Nick is the person who doesn't get convicted of a crime, and is the one who should because of various reasons. Although I agree with those ideas, I do not totally support them.I think one of the characters that do not get convicted of a crime, or at least gets part of the fault is Jordan Baker. Jordan is one of the smaller characters in the story, but does have a big impact on the happening.The first reason why I think that Jordan also has fault is that she is the person who introduces Gatsby to nick in the first place. In the first chapter, where Nick, Tom, Daisy, and Jordan are sitting at the dinner table Jordan mentions Gatsby to Nick and arises the first interest of nick to Gatsby "you must know Gatsby " {p15}. Jordan must have known of Gatsby in some way from past experiences, so we cannot say she innocently introduced Nick to someone she just new and that was harmless. This partly is the reason why Gatsby and Daisy get together again in the first place.Another reason why I think Jordan is also guilty is that she is the first person to know about Gatsby and Daisy and starts raising Nicks curiosity in what she had heard from Gatsby by not telling him at the night of the party saying: "Iv just heard the most amazing thing ["¦] it was simply amazing, ["¦] I swore I wouldn't tell it and here I am tantalizing you "(p57). Gatsby and Jordan hade made out that Jordan would talk about the whole situations with Nick. While nick had invited her to tea just to socialize with her "this matter" was brought upon him through her, she had "kindly sent to speak" to him about this matter. Although nick did not like this, " I hadn't the faintest idea what "this matter" was, but I was more annoyed then interested"(p.72), He interest in Jordan was the reason for him to listen and cooperate with them on this whole issue.Jordan tells Nick the whole background on Daisy and Gatsby's relationship and the whole deal. She enlightens him on how much Gatsby wants Daisy, and why Gatsby is here now. She is the one who asks of Nick to set up a meeting between them and to arrange the date and persuaded him to do that by telling him that its good for Daisy, " And Daisy ought to have something in her life, (p.85)", So in a way she is the...

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