The Great Gatsby

at one point during the meeting daisy leaves briefly to dry hereyes while Jay begins to tell Nick,'it took me just three years to earn the money to buy it.' Nick begins to questoin Jay about thisstatement. what else is said about this topic and why might


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Gatsby told Nick he received his wealth through inheritance. The above statement makes his claims a direct lie. Gatsby initially responds to Nick's inquiries by telling him his money is his own affair. Thinking better of that, he goes onto add;

‘Oh, I’ve been in several things,’ he corrected himself. ‘I was in the drug business and then I was in the oil business. But I’m not in either one now.’ He looked at me with more
attention. ‘Do you mean you’ve been thinking over what I proposed the other night?’


The Great Gatsby