The Great Gatsby

Quote Identification

Identify speaker, plot and significance.

"Yes," he said after a moment, "but of course I'll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous…"

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The speaker is Gatsby, confiding in Nick just after the accident. This is significant because Gatsby is willing to put himself on the line for Daisy.... never even thinking that she's pick up and go with her husband, leaving him to hold the bag and shoulder the blame.


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