“Listen, Nick; let me tell you what I said when she was born. Would you like to hear?”
It is doubtful that Nick is patronizing Daisy here; after all, it has just been revealed that Tom is cheating on her. An overlaying theme of the book is Nick’s seemingly non-judgmental and purely journalistic instincts. He is genuinely interested in absorbing as much useless information as possible as a outside audience. This quote shows that he is indeed just as bad as Daisy and Jordan when it comes to gossip. This entire book is just, in fact, a chronicled odyssey of Nick’s documented gossip.
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