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The Great Gatsby

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Nick's Understanding of Poverty

GATSBY-HBJGER

Which statement best represents Nick’s inability to understand the reality of poverty or the lives of those in lower social classes?

A

"It had occurred to me that this shadow of a garage must be a blind and that sumptuous and romantic apartments were concealed overhead."

B

"The interior [of the garage] was unprosperous and bare."

C

"But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg."

D

"…the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour."

E

"The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do."