“Start him! I made him.”

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

Meaning

A bit more confirmation that “Jay Gatsby” is not a real person, but instead is a creation of someone else. Furthermore, it is as if the “Jay Gatsby” that was James Gatz’s “platonic conception of himself” was not actually his own making, but instead was corrupted by his insatiable desire for Daisy, which corrupted his vision of himself.

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