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3) Cars also can represent speed and danger. Rich people are often shown driving at high speeds and being careless. One of the main characters (Chapter 7) is later killed in a hit and run car accident.
Chapter 4In chapter 4 Nick begins by telling us a long list of names of some of the rich and famous people who would have attended Gatsby’s parties. The names would have been important at the time because they would have represented the most important people in society. Nick and Gatsby go for lunch together. During the drive Gatsby begins to tell Nick about his life. Nick senses that much of what Gatsby is telling him does not ring true. For instance:1) Gatsby tells Nick the members in his family are all dead. (We later learn that this is a lie. In chapter 9, we actually meet Gatsby’s father).2) Gatsby tells Nick he attended Oxford University- one of the most prestigious universities in the world. (This is stretching the truth-Gatsby might have attended Oxford for a month or two, but he does not say he GRADUATED from Oxford).3) Nick is told that Gatsby is from the Mid-West of the USA. When Nick asks what city? Gatsby replies San Francisco. This reveals to us that Gatsby is lying about his past because San Francisco is not a Mid-Western city in the USA, but is actually on the Western Coast in California right by the Pacific Ocean.4) Gatsby also tells Nick he was a war hero. He then takes out a medal from his pocket to prove this. This seems odd that someone would actually carry a medal with them in their pocket. It seems that Gatsby staged this in order to convince Nick he is telling the “truth” about his past.5) Gatsby is also vague about how he made his fortune. Was it through legitimate means? Or is he associated with gangsters?
Jordan tells us that Daisy fell in love with a handsome soldier (Gatsby) back in 1917. Gatsby was going off to war. Daisy wanted to go and visit him in New York before he left for the War, but was