The Great Gatsby

What are many different quotes and examples of appearance vs. reality in the great gatsby?

What are some quotes and examples from great gatsby that show appearance vs. reality??? I really just need rough notes for a huge 5 paragraph essay!

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Gatsby is able to reinvent his youth; his appearance and conduct belie the reality.

“I’ll tell you God’s truth…I am the son of some wealthy people in the middle-west.”


In Chapter Four, Gatsby tells Nick he was an Oxford man. In Chapter Seven, he changes that claim with yet another lie to Tom, in which he says he only spent a brief amount of time there. He then says, “that’s why I can’t really call myself an Oxford man.”


The Great Gatsby