The novel's narrator, Nick Carraway is a young man from Minnesota goes to New York to build his life, after being educated at Yale and fighting in World War I. Nick is Daisy Buchanan's cousin, and is instrumental in rekindling the romance between her and Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is told entirely through Nick's eyes; his thoughts and perceptions mold and paint the story.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
Their eyes met, and they stared together at each other, alone in space. With an effort she glanced down at the table.
You always look so cool," she repeated.