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What are three ways Jay Gatsby proves to be trustworthy?

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Gatsby proves to be trustworthy when he finally explains his connection to Oxford University. He initially tells Nick that he was educated at Oxford, as all his ancestors were. Nick does absolutely doubt the truthfulness of the statement, especially given the way Gatsby rushes through the phrase. Tom Buchanan does not believe for a moment that Gatsby is "an Oxford man," but Gatsby eventually explains how his claims are (at least somewhat) true. He says that he "only stayed five months" in 1919 because of the opportunity offered to officers who fought in the war. This explanation seems to result in Nick's "renewal of complete faith" in Gatsby.

Gatsby also proves to be trustworthy when he takes the blame for Myrtle Wilson's vehicular homicide; it was really...

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