The living embodiment of human kindness, the beauty of the spirit of an individual, sincerity, and inner bravery is Nick. The fact that he narrates the story determines its mood, while the novel still reads in a hopeful and fun manner, despite presenting both sides of the “lost generation.” Along with that of Jay Gatsby, Nick’s story unfolds: he falls in love with Jordan, for example, when telling how Jay fell for Daisy.
Many characteristics are shared by Nick and Gatsby: bravery, integrity, and genuine benevolence. Nick should, though, avoid the temptations and dark sides, unlike Gatsby. He gathers the courage to finally split up their relationship after discovering the shallowness of his beloved Jordan, while Gatsby maintains his relationship with Daisy-trying to live the fake illusion he had built in his head.
Nick sees Jay Gatsby’s true plans, and what’s even more significant, he forecasts how they could turn out. He’s a true friend, practically the one person who remains at the end of the novel at his friend’s side until everyone else turns their backs on him. It’s ironic that Nick was one of the few guests to turn up at a funeral, while Gatsby’s parties were enjoyed by hundreds.
Mr Carraway is an accountable man who has no doubt of speaking up to society. In terms that determine otherwise, he is capable of making a moral decision. It is because of people like Nick that, despite the complicated American reality of those days, the author assumed his culture would be able to find spiritual grounds.