The Great Gatsby

what advantage did nick have in the world

nick's advantages

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1. Family background: "My family have been prominent, well-to-do people in this middle-western city for three generations."

2. Education: Both his father and he graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in America-Yale University in New Haven.

3. Financial freedom: Since his father looks after the lucrative family wholesale hardware business Nick is free "to go east and learn the bond business."