The Great Gatsby

Chapter 4

Explain how the second paragraph in chapter 4 is hypocritical ?

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Once I wrote down on the empty spaces of a time-table the names of those who came to Gatsby’s house that summer. It is an old time-table now, disintegrating at its folds and headed ‘This schedule in effect July 5th, 1922.’ But I can still read the grey names and they will give you a better impression than my generalities of those who accepted Gatsby’s hospitality and paid him the subtle tribute of knowing nothing whatever about him.

This statement by Nick can be seen as hypocritical because like the others..... he knew nothing about Gatsby. 


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