In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby. Chapter 1, opening words set tone for a story about class and society. Right away we know that the narrator Nick Carraway is privileged and is very conscious of it.