The Great Gatsby

What more have you learned about Nick in this chapter? Is he similar or different than the people he spends his time with?

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Nick is certainly different than the people of East Egg as well as different from lower class people like George and Myrtle. Nick tries to reconcile these opposites, both of which he was uncomfortable with. Nick is a pretty reliable character because he is so "plain" and middle class. Most readers can identify with his background and feel out of place in the bizarre world that Nick had entered.