It was Gatsby’s father, a solemn old man, very helpless and dismayed, bundled up in a long cheap ulster against the warm September day
Mr. Gatz is the opposite of “The Great Gatsby,” who was always hopeful and dressed in bright and expensive clothes. This gives us an idea of what James Gatz might have been like if he’d never aspired to be “Gatsby.”
This also proves that Gatsby’s claim that all his family was dead was just a lie; but we know by now that a lot of his claims were simply made up.
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