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In The Great Gatsby, in what state did Gatsby grow up?  

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abstalk123456 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 4, 2009 at 11:35 AM via web

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In The Great Gatsby, in what state did Gatsby grow up?

 

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 4, 2009 at 11:46 AM (Answer #1)

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Jay Gatsby was born Jimmy Gatz on a poor farm in North Dakota. There he grew up, trying to improve himself and dreaming of a life far different from his own. He ran away from home to achieve those dreams. At the end of the novel, after Gatsby's death, Nick learns the truth about Gatsby's past from Gatsby's father, Henry Gatz, who shows up for the funeral.

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