The Great Gatsby

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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • Nick Carroway has recently moved east. He visits his rich cousin Daisy, and her husband, ​Tom Buchanan, for dinner.
  • RISING ACTION
  • Nick struggles to retell the events of his life involving a man he admired named Gatsby.​
  • CLIMAX
  • During dinner, Nick learns that Tom is having an affair. Later, Nick is dragged along to the mistress' apartment ​
  • FALLING ACTION / RESOLUTION
  • Nick lives next door to a mysterious man, Jay Gatsby, who he later learns has been in love with Daisy for years. With Nick's help, Gatsby and Daisy are reunited.
  • Daisy attempts to leave Tom for Gatsby. However, while Daisy drives home from the city, she runs over Myrtle, Tom's mistress. ​
  • In the end, Gatsby takes responsibility, and is shot by Myrtle's husband in revenge. Nick is heartbroken, and Daisy moves away as if nothing has happened.​
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