Nick starts the novel of Great Gatsby by relaying his father's 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." What are Nick's advantages?
Nick is a young man from Minnesota who, after being educated at Yale moves to the suburbs of New York. Nick comes from an upper middle-class background (you had to have money to go to Yale, you still do!) .Nick is able to travel to New York and not immediately have to worry about money where as most people struggled to simply make ends meet. Nick's father tells him that if he holds men according to his own moral standards, he will misunderstand them. Although Nick comes from a privileged background, he proves to be a reliable narrator. He sees the filthy rich as well as the working class, more or less, objectively.
For Nick to receive the advice of the father,it speaks more of his closeness and loyalty to his father,a leader at the family circle.Portraying Nick to be one with leadership traits.The presence of Nick's father to discharge his fatherly roles on Nick is a big advantage for Nick,indicating that Nick descended from a very responsible background.And for Nick to be able to remember his father's instruction shows that Nick was making a headway towards success in life with his unquestionable high moral level.
Source(s): king James bible, Joshua 1:8.