The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald Historical fiction Free Reading Project by Abi Tennant
"Why- Tom's got some woman in New York." (8).
"Got some woman?" (8).
"How've you been, anyhow? How'd you happen to come up this far to eat?" (38).
"I've been having lunch with Mr. Gatsby." (38).
"I turned toward Mr. Gatsby, but he was no longer there." (38).
Summary- Set in the 1920s, this book describes what fictional character Nick Carroway experienced in the drama between Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Myrtle and George Wilson, and Jay Gatsby. The book's main themes are wealth, infidelity, love, and how the "American dream" was simply unachievable.
"She never loved you, do you hear? She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me!" (69).
"You must be crazy!" (68).
"Your wife doesn't love you, She's never loved you. She loves me." (68).
Introduction- Daisy and Tom Buchanan invite Nick Carroway and Jordan Baker to dinner. Daisy and Tom end up leaving the room for a moment and Jordan tells Nick about Tom's affair.
"O, my Ga-od! O, my Ga-od! O, my Ga-od! O, my Ga-od!" (73).
Rising action- Nick and Gatsby go out to lunch, and end up running into Tom. Gatsby immediately leaves after seeing Tom because he's still in love with Daisy.
"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." (86).
Climax- Gatsby, Tom, Jordan, Daisy, and Nick go out into town together even though things are tense as it is. Tom and Gatsby exchange insults for awhile until Gatsby bursts out with what's really been going on with him and Daisy. Tom knows it's true, but he still says Gatsby is crazy.
Falling action- As Tom, Nick and Jordan drive home, they encounter a nasty car wreck. When Tom sees who got hit, he instantly starts to freak out and break down because it was his mistress, Myrtle. Tom blames Gatsby for the wreck, even though it happened to be Daisy driving the car.
Resolution-In the end, George Wilson comes after Gatsby for mistakenly thinking that Jay killed his wife. George shot Gatsby without thinking, even though it was Daisy driving that night. George also shot himself, and with Gatsby, Myrtle, and George dead, most of the love drama comes to an end.