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Updated: 6/5/2020
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  • Tom Nick rents out a house in the West Egg of New York. He visits the East Egg "to have dinner with the Tom Buchanans"(Fitzgerald 8) and Daisy. Then Tom takes Nick to a little party at his city apartment to meet his lover and some friends.
  • Gatsby's Party Nick gets invited to one of Gatsby's extravagant parties that go "between nine in the morning and long past midnight"(Fitzgerald 43). He is with Jordan during the party, and then coincidently meets Gatsby where he learns they served in the same division during the war. Later in the night, Gatsby talks to Jordan about how he wants Nick to invite Daisy over for tea so that Gatsby can see her.
  • Tea Reunion Nick has "lunch with Mr. Gatsby"(Fitzgerald 80) in the city, and then afterward sees Jordan Baker, who tells Nick about Gatsby and Daisy's past love, and Gatsby plan to meet with her. Nick ends up agreeing to help Gatsby meet up with Daisy, and invites her to tea. When Gatsby and Daisy first see one another it is awkward, but by the end of the day, their romance seemed fully rekindled.
  • Affairs People "heard Gatsby’s name"(Fitzgerald 104) a lot, as rumors of him spread, and Tom's suspicion of Gatsby's relationship with Daisy grew. Later, on a hot summer day, Nick, Gatsby, and Jordan are all at Tom and Daisy's house where Gatsby sees Daisy's baby. They end up deciding to spend a day in New York, and on their way they find out that Wilson has learned that Myrtle is having an affair.
  • Confrontation Nick, Jordan, Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby go to a hotel where Tom confronts and Gatsby confesses that he and Daisy are in love with each other. Tom then accuses Gatsby of bootlegging, and Daisy starts taking Tom's side. On the ride home, Myrtle's life was "violently extinguished"(Fitzgerald 146) by Daisy, as she drove Gatsby's car.
  • The End Gatsby goes for a swim in his pool after talking to Nick about what he should do in this traumatic situation. Meanwhile, Tom tells Wilson that the car that hit Myrtle was Gatsby's and so assuming that Gatsby was Myrtle's lover and killer, Wilson goes to Gatsby's house and shoots Gatsby and himself. Nick notes that not many people went to Gatsby's funeral, and when he visits Gatsby's "huge incoherent failure of a house once more"(Fitzgerald 192) two years later, he realizes that people have similar goals, and they all try to get away from their past but don't succeed.