The Great Gatsby

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Great Gatsby, chapter 1

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"The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we're descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on to-day."

This is what separates Nick from the others of East Egg. Nick pokes fun at his own family and the very notion that honour and nobility comes from family lineage.