“But I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent sea to sweep my refuse away” (Fitzgerald, 177).
- This quote represents Nick Carraway because it captures his honesty and moral integrity.
- Despite knowing that it will be awkward and possibly unpleasant, since he ended their romantic relationship, Nick does the honourable thing and visits Jordan to tell her that he is returning to the Midwest.
- This quote is significant because it demonstrates that Nick’s character and principles are in stark contrast to those of Tom and Daisy who carelessly and callously destroy peoples’ lives, shield themselves from the consequences of their actions with their money, and leave others to deal with the fallout. Nick represents the traditional values of the West whereas Tom and Daisy represent the moral decay of the East.