Many people have heard of, but do not know the truth about Gatsby, which is most likely what he anticipate

Many people have heard of, but do not know the truth about Gatsby, which is most likely what he anticipate

Expose: Gatsby Many people have heard of, but do not know the truth about Gatsby, which is most likely what he anticipated. He hosts elaborate parties but is never about to be seen. He has great fortunes, but the mystery of where he got it from is still uncertain. Who is Gatsby and what is his business in the West Egg, and why does he choose to be so inexplicable? The mystery of Gatsby’s wealth is obscure to most, but several have ideas to how this came about. Tom Buchanan, well known ex-polo player suggests that Gatsby is involved with illegal liquor/drug stores; whilst in a dispute with Gatsby Tom says “He and Wolfsheim bought up at lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter.” It is also rumoured that college Wolfsheim rigged the super bowl bets. Gatsby claims that he inherited his riches from an employer when he worked on boats in his earlier days. Apart from Gatsby’s unexplained path to wealth, the question still remains about his history. At one of Jay Gatsby’s numerous parties Jordan found in conversation with two other women, another rumour of Gatsby’s past. It was said that Gatsby once killed a man. The women were corrected when Lucille agued “he was a German spy during the war”. However it is acknowledged that Gatsby was a successful participant in the American side of world war one. Gatsby is unclear of his education but often claims to be an oxford man. In discussion with Nick, Gatsby remarks that he was educated there but we find later that he only had five months of education. With so many unanswered questions, it is curious that even though so many people attended his parties few, if any actually know him. Nick states “I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited”. It is debatable why such elaborate arrangements would be made for strangers when Gatsby does not even par…


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