Tuolomee is the name of the yacht Jay Gatsby joined Dan Cody and set sail with. Gatsby learned from Cody what the “wealthy lifestyle” was like. Cody was a drunk and after witnessing what alcohol can do to a person, Gatsby vowed never to drink. While aboard Tuolomee, Gatsby changed his name from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby as a symbol of his changing life. It was then he decided to no longer be the poor person he had grown up as and he was going to become a wealthy man from then on out.
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