Quotes on Nick and Tom


Nick Carraway:
p7 "I'm inclined to reserve all judgements" "Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope"

p10 "I was rather literary in college" "become again that most limited of all specialists, 'the well-rounded young man'" - gives the impression of underlying arrogance/superiority

p27 He had no initial "desire to meet her - but [he] did" "curious to see [Myrtle]" - it's questionable as to if he really is a moral character. After all, why would he accompany Tom knowing that Daisy detests the fact that he has mistress?

p146 A decent friend to Gatsby. "They're a rotten crowd" "You're worth the whole damn bunch put together" - ironic because they (Tom, Daisy, Jordan) are actually wealthier but obviously Nick is referring…


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