"What's the matter, Nick? Do you object to shaking hands with me?"
This is really the only time Nick ever stands up for himself against Tom. Gatsby’s death has genuinely changed the way Nick looks at everything. Nick won’t shake Tom’s hand because he knows that he probably pinned his affair with Myrtle on Gatsby.
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