How Does Fitzgerald Establish Characters and Themes in the First Two Chapter of the Novel?

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How does Fitzgerald establish characters and themes in the first two chapter of the novel?
F. Scott Fitzgerald creates characters who all have strong personalities. The first character the readers are introduced to is Nick Carraway, the narrator of The Great Gatsby. Although, he does not play a huge role in the novel, Nick is the catalyst as he observes the events of the main plot, without being instrumental in any of the action. Nick is a college man, he graduated from Yale, however he doesn’t really brag about his educational background. Nick says “I graduated from New Haven”, he doesn’t boast about the fact he went to Fitzgerald establishes him as a humble person.
Additionally, Nick explains that his father gave him some advice: “whenever you feel like criticizing anyone… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” By Nick telling the readers about his father’s advice and that he is “inclined to reserve all judgments”, the implications are really strong. Nick comes from at least a middle class family that value a sense of moral justice. In this way, the readers are encouraged to trust Nick and to believe in his impartiality and good judgment, a biased narrator will make the narrative reactionary, not honest, so stressing his good judgment is crucial. This establishes Nick as a trustworthy character and friend.
However, throughout the novel, the readers witness Nick’s rude and snide comments. For example, Fitzgerald writes: “…drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich together.” In this sentence, Nick is being judgemental of the rich. And although this does technically contradict his father’s advice, Nick is being negative towards rich people. These people have, in fact, had the advantages that he has had and they’ve probably had even better ones. Furthermore, even though Nick is…...

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