Nick's Reason For The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby tells Nick that he comes from a wealthy family in the Middle West and says that he went to Oxford University. When he says the Oxford line Nick realizes why “Baker had believed he was lying” it was because “he hurried the phrase ‘educated at Oxford’” and it was “as though it had bothered him before.” It was because of this that Gatsby’s statement “fell into pieces”. Because Gatsby couldn't say that line fluently Nick started questioning Gatsby by asking him where he specifically lived in the Middle West. Gatsby answers by saying “San Fransisco”, but in Nick’s mind he knew that San Fransisco didn't really count as Middle West. It’s interesting how Gatsby says that he doesn't want Nick to get “a wrong idea” about him, but meanwhile almost
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