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In Chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby, what are the various things that people think about Gatsby and his background?

Some of the various things people think about Gatsby and his background are that he killed a man and was a German spy during the war. Another guest attempts to confirm the rumor that Gatsby was a German spy by saying he grew up in Germany. Jordan Baker also thinks Gatsby is lying about being an Oxford man.

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In chapter three, Nick Carraway is one of the only guests formally invited to Jay Gatsby's magnificent summer party and is astonished by his neighbor's ostentatious display of wealth throughout the evening. After Nick runs into Jordan Baker , the two sit down at a table with several of Gatsby's guests and listen as a woman named Lucille mentions that Gatsby bought her a new dress after she tore her gown on a chair at his last party. Lucille's friend finds Gatsby's benevolent behavior suspicious and mentions that she heard he had killed a man. Several of the guests at the table begin discussing the rumors surrounding Gatsby and Lucille mentions that she heard he was a German spy during the...

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