The Great Gatsby

Let’s Talk About Sex(uality): Looking Into The Relationship Between Nick and Gatsby 10th Grade

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, there is an undeniable chemistry between the two main characters, Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby. While some may see this relationship as just a strong friendship, there is evidence to believe that Nick felt something more than platonic. Throughout the novel there is a special tone that Fitzgerald portrays in his writing when Nick speaks about his old friend, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is always the exception for Nick when it comes to the careless personalities in both the West and East egg. With a scene that questions Nick’s sexuality, it is not far off to assume that he might be in love with Gatsby. There is even a noticeably different tone when Nick tells his readers about Gatsby compared to the others in West and East Egg. The two characters seem to contrast perfectly, and it is these clashing personality traits that seems to draw them even closer.

Nick Carraway’s sexuality comes into question when his intense relationship with Gatsby turns into a deep infatuation. From the first chapter there is an obvious difference in the way Nick describes Gatsby to his readers. The tone that Fitzgerald uses to portray how Nick sees Gatsby shows a passion that he does not show towards any other...

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