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In my younger and more vulnerable years my father
gave me some advice that I've been turning over in
my mind ever since.

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told
me, "just remember that all the people in this world
haven't had the…

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Tom demonstrates that wealth alone cannot win a man entrance to the upper echelons
of society. They must be educated as well.

I called up Daisy half an hour after we found him,
called her instinctively and without hesitation. But she
and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and…

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dream, as he waved them goodby.

I thanked him for his hospitality. We were always
thanking him for that ­ I and the others.

"Goodby," I called. "I enjoyed breakfast, Gatsby."

Nick points out that wealth and class mean nothing in terms of character.

I am still a little…

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between two huge places that rented for twelve or
fifteen thousand a season. The one on my right was
a colossal affair by any standard ­ it was a factual
imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, with a
tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard…

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"You make me feel uncivilized, Daisy," I confessed
on my second glass of corky but rather impressive
claret. "Can't you talk about crops or something?"

I meant nothing in particular by that remark, but it was
taken up in an unexpected way.

"Civilization's going to pieces," broke out Tom

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"I told that boy about the ice." Myrtle raised her eyebrows in despair at the shiftlessness
of the lower orders. "These people! You have to keep after them all the time."

She looked at me and laughed pointlessly... (2.6970)

Myrtle tries to fake being a part of upper class by…

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"What do you think?" he demanded impetuously.

"About what?"

He waved his hand toward the bookshelves.

"About that. As a matter of fact you needn't bother to ascertain. I ascertained. They're

"The books?"

He nodded.

"Absolutely real have pages and everything. I thought they'd be a nice durable…

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major factor that divides the nouveau riche from the
old money aristocrats. For more analysis of what
both Gatsby's books and the owleyed man
symbolize, check out the "Symbols, Imagery,

"All right, old sport," called Gatsby. We slowed down. Taking a white card from his
wallet, he waved it…

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Daisy had her pick of any man she wanted,
presumably in the entire United States. She and Tom
didn't have a long courtship, so we can assume their
marriage is based more in their reputations than in
their actual personalities. This insight into their world
is also another example of…

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something to do on the day that Dan Cody's yacht dropped anchor in the shallows
alongshore. (6.10)

Young Gatsby's frustration with his education at a
Midwestern college (read: not Ivy League) leads him
to strike out on his own and look for an easier way to
climb the social ladder.…


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