Nick’s father is urging him not to pass judgment on others, especially the poor because Nick has lived a middle-class life. Many individuals haven’t had the experiences that Nick has had throughout his life.
This passage should be contextualized as follows: “In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father passed on some words of advice that I’ve been pondering since. Then we move on to his old man’s words.
If Nick were quicker to form an opinion, there would be no novel: he instantly dislikes Tom; by the end of chapter one, he recognizes that something shady about Jordan; his cousin Daisy is still a ditz; and by the conclusion of Chapter 3, he’s scoped out Gatsby, who is either a fraud (as Owl Eyes describes him), a decorated WWI hero (“Little Montenegro!”), an idiot (he places San Francisco in the Midwest), or a gangster.
Nick’s placement at the end of the narrative in chapter 4, the bash, where he may have acted on what he “knew.” Nick is intrigued; Gatsby is at the center of all this emptiness, but he’s also a brilliant combination of people that Nick must figure out.
Plus, like Tom likes Huck and everyone from a good family has a badass best friend, Nick admires him. Nick goes towards his history and father first: Gatshexperiment has been designed to take away both his past and his father –the only other individual besides Nick and Owl Eyes who appears at his funeral.
The book is essentially Nick Carraway’s education. If you make snap judgments, such as Tom, his soulless cousin Daisy, or anybody else for that matter, you may end up like them. I used to say that the “real” love story between Nick and Jay Gatsby was one of friendship rather than homosexuality: it refused to be readily classified in terms of society’s norms.
The narrator’s introduction in The Great Gatsby is as follows: “The author of The Great Gatsby introduces the narrator this way.” Nick is a nice and kind person. It conveys a sense of compassion for Nick among readers.
Furthermore, this line emphasizes social problems. One example is that money opens doors to opportunities others may not have access to. “All the people in this world haven’t had the same opportunities you’ve had” refers to his modest income.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s phrase, “Nick is objective about the people he meets,” illustrates Nick’s impartiality in The Great Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby, readers are offered a choice of which characters to like and which side to support.
It is up to the reader whether she or he wants to be associated with Jay Gatsby or Tom and the others. However, Myrtle’s death will shatter Nick’s neutrality.
It’s a comment on the book’s era. The United States had an amazing economic boom in the 1920s. It implies a level of rivalry that is unimaginable. As a consequence, societal moral perspectives altered.
The author encourages people from various walks of life to be more tolerant of one another. F. Scott Fitzgerald considered The Great Gatsby to be his masterpiece, and it’s also been said that this quote was his life motto.
According to this quote, the American Dream has failed as a life objective. The author opines that inherited money is required. More cash equals more options. It also implies easier upward mobility.
Despite his earned wealth, Gatsby, for example, could never achieve full membership in the American aristocracy. All of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s irony and denial of the American national idea are on display in this passage.