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In chapter 7, why is Nick so pleased with Gatsby's honesty about Oxford?

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soccer21 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 14, 2007 at 5:15 AM via web

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In chapter 7, why is Nick so pleased with Gatsby's honesty about Oxford?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 14, 2007 at 9:47 PM (Answer #1)

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Gatsby is an enigma.  Stories are flying about concerning this hidden and secretive man.  Where did his money come from?  Who was he before he arrived, a rich socialite, into the lives of the Long Island elite?  When Nick is at the party, he hears many different versions of Gatsby's life and dealings.  To hear Gatsby talk openly and honestly about anything satisfies Nick's curiosity and concern about this "friend" he has acquired.

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