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