“You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody’s looking at him. I’ll bet he killed a man.
This book deals a lot with preconceptions. Fitzgerald pictures Gatsby initially through all these negative perceptions and it is up to the reader to weave through all these images to find the truth and form their own opinion.
So far he’s either the cousin of a German warlord, a German spy, or just a killer. Nothing good.
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