Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nick and Jordan

What happens between Nick and Jordan Baker? Why?

8 comments:

Young Eui Hong said...

Nick and Jordan end their relationship. When Nick goes to visit Jordan after two years since Nick had ended everything on the phone, Jordan tells Nick that she is engaged to someone else already. What Nick wanted was to finish the entire situation by seeing her and talking to her about their relationship. However, it had already ended after the phone call. So, it becomes obvious that Nick and Jordan's relationship is clearly over.

Kyle said...

Nick is disgusted by the fact that Jordan is spoiled, dishonest, and lax. She is thus harsh, self-prepared and independent from exterior assistance, especially from men. Jordan wants to win everything with the expense of honesty, and trust. Thus, she makes herself a dishonest person who lies to get what she wants. Basically playing with the men's feelings, she ultimately is not interested in a deep relationship. Nick ends his interest towards Jordan when he calls her two years later, when Jordan has a new boyfriend.

Seo Hee (Kyle) Lee said...

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I did not comprehend the question thoroughly, so I will respond to the question.

Nick and Jordan first meet at the Buchanan's, where Nick describes her as a cold, emotionless woman. But, as the story goes on, they later fall in love. When Nick finds out the dishonest side of Jordan from hearing that Jordan cheated on a golf tournament, Nick started to grow his doubt towards Jordan. And, as I stated above, he becomes disgusted by Jordan when he finds out Jordan was dating another man because Nick did not see Jordan for a long time. Consequently, they end their tie.

Da-Re Kim said...

Jordan and Nick who had a "love fling" in the book, end up as nothing. When Nick starts feeling very strongly that Jordan is really not the girl for him, he decides to just end everything before it gets worse. When Nick gets a phone call from Jordan saying that she is happy with another man, Nick does not care and is bothered to talk to her. Their relationship was simply just an attraction but nothing "real".

Maria S. said...

After everything that happens Nick realizes that he doesn’t like high classed, spoiled, rich people and Jordan is just one of them. She is dishonest when she plays golf and in almost everything else she does, she grew up having everything. After the accident and Gatsby’s death Nick stops talking to Jordan because he realizes how much he dislikes her and the people like her.

JinA said...

At the beginning of the novel, Nick feels a strong attraction toward Jordan. Nick thought that the attraction he felt was love, but he realized it was because he liked the attention people gave to Jordan. However, once the attraction disappeared, Nick couldn’t handle Jordan anymore, so he ended his relationship with her. Their relationship didn't last long because they didn't have mutual strong feelings. Once their temporal attraction leaved, Nick and Jordan didn't have anything that maintained together.

Norberto said...

In the beginning one might have thought that they looked like a decent couple. They completed each other; that is, Jordan was the dishonest crazy girl while Nick was the responsible honest guy. But as the novel developed, Nick noticed his great dislike towards the rich people society, whom Jordan was part of. After Nick knew about Jordan’s new engagement he was convinced that she wasn’t the correct woman for him. What could have seemed a good relationship, in the end, was nothing serious.

clara said...

I'd have to agree with all of the comments posted above. As Nick begins get a taste of the "rich life," he realizes that the people are not all they are made out to be. He realizes that probably all of the rich live a dishonest, unhonorable life; they practically live a lie. They are all preoccupied with their money and image that it doesn't matter to them that they're hurting those around them. Nick realizes that Jordan is also a part of that society and therefore he ends everything with her, not wanting to be a part of any of that.