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The Great Gatsby- Nick’s Attitude

Nick’s attitude towards Gatsby may seem to be ambiguous because of varying tones he uses in his narration. But when one analyzes the speaker’s implied tone through the use of specific and individual words, it is evident that Nick had a clear stance and view of Gatsby, both before and after his death. This paper will analyze words that Nick uses during his narration that express his attitude towards Jay Gatsby. At first, Nick states, “I didn’t want to hear it and I avoided him when I got off the train.” (Page 181) This statement refers to a taxi driver who told numerous stories pertaining to Gatsby. This quotation implies that Nick is tired of hearing the same old stories…