Monday, April 5, 2010

Character Sketch: Nick

Nick is the main protagonist of the novel.  The story follows him through his encounters with the people in the novel.  Nick is a younger man who moves to the community simply because it's a cheap place to rent out in a nice neighborhood.  While living there his life changes through meeting people and coming into contact with an entirely different culture then the one he is used to.  Nick is an easy going type of character who doesn't have any major conflicts with anyone.  In fact much of the story is almost seen as him looking onto this mess of people and drama.
"And if you think I didn't have my share of suffering-look here, when I went to give p that flat and saw that damn box of dog biscuits sitting there on the sideboard, I sat down and cried like a baby.  By God it was awful----"
This quote is significant because he sys it to Tom when he sees him after Gatsby's death.  He is angry at Tom because Tom gave away Gatsby's car to the killer.  Nick also feels that although he was seen as an outsider that eh still suffered too.

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