What role does Meyer Wolfshiem play The Great Gatsby?

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The character Meyer Wolfshiem in The Great Gatsby allows Fitzgerald to satirize the American Dream and the Roaring Twenties.  Wolfshiem is also used to reveal details of Gatsby's business.

Wolfshiem is a Jewish gangster (some think this reveals anti-semitism on Fitzgerald's part) who fixed the 1919 World Series (in the world of the novel).  He also, presumably, is a bootlegger.  He lives "under the radar," as...

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