At the age of 17, Jay Gatz decided to change his name to Gatsby and to work on a man named Dan Cody, who exposed Gatsby to the life of luxury. After Dan Cody dies, Gatsby is supposed to inherit his money, but he does not.
Come travel and work for me on my boat!
I'd love to, Mr. Cody!
Stopping by Gatsby's house one afternoon, Nick is alarmed to find Tom there. Tom has stopped for a drink with Mr. and Mrs. Sloane. Gatsby is nervous. He tells Tom awkwardly he knows Daisy.
By the way, I know Daisy...
Oh my God! What is Tom doing here?!
Hmmm... sounds suspicious...
The following night Tom and Daisy go to a party at Gatsby's house. Though Tom has no interest in the party, his dislike for Gatsby causes him to want to keep eye on Daisy.
I'm so glad you came! Have fun!
I need to look after Daisy!
Gatsby got his money by being a bootlegger!
Tom tells Daisy, that Gatsby's fortune comes from bootlegging. She angrily replies that Gatsby's wealth comes from a chain of drugstores that he owns. Gatsby is disappointed that the party results in everyone not having a good time.
HE DID NOT!
Gatsby talks to Nick after the party. He is unhappy, because Daisy has had such an unpleasant time. Gatsby wants Daisy to leave Tom. Nick reminds Gatsby that he cannot re-create the past.
I wish things were the way they were in Louisville...
Gatsby! You cannot re-create the past!
Right after Gatsby kissed Daisy for the first time, his life shifted towards getting her. Now that he has her, his dream is effectively over.