What does Nick think of Gatsby when he first meets him?

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When he first sees Gatsby, off in the distance, Gatsby seems mysterious. However, when they meet for the first time close up, at one of Gatsby's famous parties, he makes a strong but very different impression. Nick finds Gatsby's smile reassuring, and finds that his face communicates a very...

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When he first sees Gatsby, off in the distance, Gatsby seems mysterious. However, when they meet for the first time close up, at one of Gatsby's famous parties, he makes a strong but very different impression. Nick finds Gatsby's smile reassuring, and finds that his face communicates a very special offer of understanding that would accept one's impression of oneself. (Gatsby also seems to be speaking with great care, taking pains to choose the right word.)

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