The Great Gatsby

Chapter 9;

A quote that best represents Gatsby's father in this chapter.

A paragraph of the role he plays, and some good/bad qualities about him.

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We get the sense of Mr. Gatz is a sad little man really not knowing who his son was or what activities (illigeal and others) he had been involved in. I really like the quote when he tells Nick what his son could have done,

“If he’d of lived, he’d of been a great man. A man like James J. Hill. He’d of helped build up the country.”

“That’s true,” I said, uncomfortably.

Ironically Gatz was not far off. Gatsby could have been great, he just had the misfortune of being born poor.