The great Gatsby begins with an introduction of the narareter Nick Carraway and a description of West egg and East egg. He goes over to a house with a couple named Tom and Daisy. At this dinner he sees the relationship dynamic and we learn tom has a mistress when Jordan baker says "Tom’s got some woman in New York" (Fitzgerald 18)
Everyone is invited to an elaborate party at the Gatsby mansion. Nick has never met Jay Gatsby even though they are neighbors. Nick sees Jordan baker and talks to a man that he is unaware is the host of the party until mid conversation the man says "I’m Gatsby," to which nick replies ‘What!’ ‘Oh, I beg your pardon." (Fitzgerald 52)
Nick learns from Jordan Baker that Daisy and Gatsby used to be in love. he invites Gatsby and daisy to reunite which is strange for them both ‘You’re just embarrassed, that’s all" nick tells Gatsby and says "Daisy’s embarrassed too." (Fitzgerald 94). The reunion of Daisy and Gatsby is where many major symbols including the significance of the green light
while everyone is in town there is alot of tension. At this point Tom picks a fight with Gatsby and Gatsby tells him " She’s never loved you. She loves me" (Fitzgerald 139). Daisy admits that she loves them both and says she is leaving Tom.
Gatsby and Daisy take a trip to the city. Daisy accidently runs over and kills Mrtyle Wilson, Tom's Mistress. Gatsby says "but of course I’ll say I was" (fitzgerald 154) and takes the blame for Mrtyle's death which will eventually lead to his own death.
Gatsby is wrongfully killed by George Wilson as revenge for the death of Mrtyle. George shoots Gatsby into the pool and then kills himself. Tom goes on to reveal to Nick that he lied to George in order to get revenge on him for stealing daisy. "There was a faint, barely perceptible movement of the water as the fresh flow from one end urged its way to ward the drain at the other" (Fitzgerald 173)