the great gatsby

the great gatsby

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  • Nick Moves East
  • Introduction to the Buchanans
  • Gatsby and Tom's Arguement
  • Nick decides to move to New York in hopes to get involved in the bond business.He goes on to expierience a new life and new people."Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe - so I decided to go East and learn the bond business."Nick viewed he west as being boring and unexciting so he moves east to live a more exciting life.
  • Myrtle Wilson Is Killed
  • Nick decides to go and visit Daisy who is is cousin.Nick also meets Tom Buchanan and Jordan Baker during the visit."His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed".Nick gets the impression that Tom is arrogant and thinks he is above others.Tom has a very proud and arrogant posture and is happy to talk of himself.
  • Gatsby is Murdered
  • The tension between Gatsby and tom reaches a climax in chapter 7.Gatsby tries to get Daisy to say that she has never loved Tom when she doesn't do it,an argument ensues."Self-control!" repeated Tom incredulously. "I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife. Tom and Gatsby are furious with each other and nearly fight each other.
  • Nick Moves West
  • Myrtle's death occurred after she saw Jordan Baker with tom and thought she was Tom's new Mistress. Myrtle saw Toms's car coming towards her and ran out in font of it thinking Tom was driving when in reality Daisy was driving. "Michaelis and this man reached her first, but when they had torn open her shirtwaist, still damp with perspiration, they saw that her left breast was swinging loose like a flap"...Myrtle was instantly killed by the collision...
  • After Myrtle's death,George Wilson was told by Tom that his wife was killed by Gatsby's car.George Wilson was hungry for revenge and wanted to kill Gatsby."It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson's body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete".George Wilson shot and killed Gatsby before he shot himself.
  • Nick was rather awestruck from his experience in the east. "the East was haunted for me..."Nick decides to go back west because of his experience living in the east disturbed him.Nick couldn't live in the east anymore because he would always be haunted by the events with Jay Gatsby.Moving back west was the best way for Nick to move on  from his experience
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