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Why does Nick refuse, at first, to shake Tom Buchanan's hand when he runs into him in New York?
He is still angry with Tom and Daisy for not attending Gatsby’s funeral.
He doesn’t want to get too close to Tom, as he is afraid of what he might do to him.
He blames Tom for Gatsby’s death and knows Tom must have encouraged Wilson to go to Gatsby’s house.
He blames Tom for Gatsby’s downfall, and for creating the situation that led them all to go into town on the day that Myrtle was killed.
He believes that Tom has purposely tried to smear Gatsby’s name in the papers and has worked to expose him as a bootlegger.