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With today's release of the latest movie adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," young guys might finally pick up this 1925 literary classic, along with F. Scott Fitzgerald's other novels. No, of course they won't--that would involve actually reading something longer than a tweet--but plenty of guys will see the movie with their girlfriends. And they'll discover that Gatsby is one of the biggest breakers of Guy Code in fictional character history.
Spoilers coming, though if you didn't sleep through high school English, you would already know this stuff...
1. No pride in his roots
The larger-than-life Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie) isn't even Gatsby! He was once a penniless North Dakota boy named James Gatz. Ashamed of his humble beginnings as he tries to make a splash in New York high society, Gatz ditches his name, ignores his elderly father back home and invents a phony persona for himself.
There's nothing sadder than a guy ashamed of his roots and embarrassed by his family (unless he's a Kardashian). Though, admittedly, Gatsby is a pretty cool fake name to pick for yourself.