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What is weird about Nick's drive into New York with Gatsby in The Great Gatsby?

What Nick finds weird during his drive into New York with Gatsby is that Gatsby inquires about his opinion of him before randomly elaborating on his family background. Nick also notices several inconsistencies in Gatsby's stories, which include his claim that he grew up in San Francisco. He also finds Gatsby's claim that he attended Oxford unbelievable and thinks it is strange that Gatsby has no living family members. Gatsby's interaction with the police officer is also odd and concerning.

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Nick Carraway describes his drive into New York City with Jay Gatsby as "disconcerting" and finds Gatsby's mannerisms, stories, and behavior to be quiet strange. Gatsby begins by inquiring about Nick's opinion of him, which is an odd question to ask and makes Nick feel uncomfortable. Gatsby proceeds to elaborate on his wealthy family background and mentions that he went to Oxford. Nick recalls Jordan Baker's concerns regarding Gatsby's education and can tell that he is lying about attending Oxford. When Nick asks Gatsby where he grew up in the Midwest, he responds by saying, "San Francisco," which is not remotely close to the region. Gatsby proceeds to tell Nick that he traveled the world as a "young rajah" collecting jewels, which is a statement Nick finds absolutely ridiculous, and he is forced to restrain his "incredulous laughter."

Gatsby goes on to elaborate on his achievements in the war and tells Nick that he was given a decoration from Montenegro before producing the medal and a...

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