The Great Gatsby

Quote Identification

Identify speaker, plot and significance.

"I'll tell you God's truth." His right hand suddenly ordered divine retribution to stand by. "I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years. It is a family tradition."

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The speaker is Gatsby. Gatsby is providing Nick with what he says is "truthful" information amidst the gossip. This is significan because Gatsby only reinforces Nick's belief that his stories are lies.


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