The quote is that it reflects irony. This is because each and every person who is in the New York seems to know who actually Gatzby is. People from different walks of life have different ideas about Gatzby. He is well known in this place. However, in spite of the same, he is a kind of person who does not have any historical weight or any other family meaning which may be attached to his name Gatzby. He is also very much aware that no one in New York actually knows where he gets the money to live his life. He wants to be the person who carries a good image related to him in Nick’s mind. This is because he is well aware of different kinds of positive connotations which are there in his society. Therefore, through this line, he ensures that the positive things related to him should spread in the mind of Nick. He wants that Nick completely and truly believes in everything which is being said by him. He doesn’t want Nick to believe anything else related to himself which is said by the other people in the world.
Good and Bad Qualities of Gatzby Specified Through the Statement
These lines also reflect that he is very well aware of his own self. He wants to make sure that Nick does not carry any of the rumours which have been spread around his life. He also makes sure that he is completely upfront. He knows what to say and when to say something. He is very much conscious about each and every word which he is put forwarding from his mouth. He ensures that none of the rumours which are related to him should be known to Nick. In order to foster the same, he tells more and more about himself rather than giving a chance to Nick to gather information from the other people .Another thing which can be reflected from the saying is that he is very much careful about the women. He make sure that Nick carries a good image of him and understands that he is a man who is suited for Daisy. Therefore, he is such a person who knows that he can win a woman only through respecting her. It is true that if a person has some good qualities, he also has some of the bad qualities. One of the bad qualities about him is that he lies. In the given line as well, he tries to boasts about himself as he is a person who holds a very good image within the society. However, this is not true and it is something that he has said a lie. He wants to prove to Nick that he is not just somebody. He says lie in order to maintain his own image in front of Nick. Another lie said by him in the same chapter is that he has faked about his past. He stated that he is the son of some of the wealthy people who lives in the Middle East. He further adds that he would like to be seen as “old money”. A yet another bad quality which is possessed by him is arrogance. He is very much arrogant. The way he states that the line “I didn’t want you to think I was just some nobody” display his arrogance. Instead of being gentle to Nick, he is trying to arrogantly boast about himself.