My own house was an eyesore, but it was a small eyesore, and it had been overlooked,

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius



Although Nick’s house certainly isn’t as shabby as in the above picture, he emphasizes from the start that his house is “overlooked.” Indeed, the entire novel is about individuals being overlooked: servants, residents of the valley of ashes, and Gatsby himself.

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