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Clockwork Orange

The Great Gatsby: Nick versus Gatsby
Mainframe computers analyze information and present it so that the observer is
able to make accurate observations. In The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald,
the narrator, Nick Carraway, tells a story in which Jay Gatsby tries to attain happiness
through wealth. Even though the novel is titled after Gatsby, Nick, just as a mainframe
computer, analyzes the actions of others and presents the story so that the reader can
comprehend the theme.Therefore, Nick is the hero in the novel.Throughout the novel,
Nick is the vehicle used to gather all of the pieces together to learn about Gatsby. Nick is
a one of a kind in the novel. He also, is the only character that changes in the novel from
Nick is the literary device that is employed to learn about Gatsby, which
ultimately tells the theme of the story. Throughout the novel, flashbacks are inserted to
reveal piece by piece about the mysterious Gatsby. Nick patches the pieces of the puzzle
together regarding Gatsby’s past and lack of a future. Nick is like the box of a puzzle; the
puzzle is impossible to put together without it. Without Nick, the reader’s opinion of
Gatsby would be extremely different. The reader’s opinion would be influenced by the
idea that Gatsby becomes rich through bootlegging alcohol and counterfeiting bonds.
Nick persuades the reader that Gatsby is “…worth the whole damn bunch (rich class) put
together”(Fitzgerald,162). Even though Gatsby struggles to be part of the upper class, he,
fortunately, is different from them. Nick also analyzes Gatsby’s behaviour in order to
provide the reader with details and a summary of the great man. At the end of the novel,
Nick comments on Gatsby’s life by stating that “(Gatsby) had come a long way to this
blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind h