The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

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  • Nick moves to West Egg near New York City.
  • Nick finds out about Tom's affair with Myrtle.
  • Gatsby and Daisy rejoin at a tea party after five years away from each other.
  • "I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbor’s lawn, and the consoling proximity of millionaires — all for eighty dollars a month." (Pg. 3) Nick moves from the Midwest to West Egg after learning about the bond business and Nick decides that he wants to support himself. Nick moves next door to Gatsby and across the water from his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan. 
  • Gatsby invites Daisy and Tom to one of his parties
  • “Wilson? He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York. He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive.” (Pg. 16) Tom and Nick meet up with Myrtle Wilson in New York City after going to Wilson's garage for gas to meet Myrtle who is Tom's mistress. Nick discovers that Tom has a whole separate life away from Daisy with Myrtle where he has his own Apartment, parties, and other friends. 
  • Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy have a fallout
  • “We haven’t met for many years,” “Five years next November.” (Pg. 55) Nick (at Gatsby's request) sets up a meeting for tea in order to get Gatsby and Daisy back together after them being many years apart. Gatsby and Daisy had dated but broke off after Gatsby went to fight in the Great War and Daisy had moved on but Gatsby did not and he desperately wants to reignite the past.
  • Gatsby's Murder
  • “She didn’t like it,” “She didn’t have a good time.”  Gatsby throws a party to impress Daisy with his wealth but her and Tom are not impressed and are actually very confused with why so many people were there that were not invited and Gatsby didn't know. Tom even tries to discredit Gatsby by referring him to as a bootlegger. At the end of the party though, Gatsby is disappointed because Daisy is not interested.
  • “Your wife doesn’t love you,” said Gatsby. “She’s never loved you. She loves me.” (Pg. 86) Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom finally fall out after Tom figures out Gatsby's affair with Daisy. Gatsby finally in a last effort to assure Daisy's love for him, Gatsby says Daisy never loved Tom which Daisy knows is not true. This causes Daisy to run and her to hit Myrtle with Gatsby in the car.
  • S. Wilson was reduced to aman “deranged by grief” in order that the case might remain in its simplist form. Andit rested there. (Pg. 107) Gatsby is killed by Myrtle's husband after Tom tells him that Gatsby was Myrtle's killer and not him. The killer is really Daisy but this is not revealed. No one comes to watch Gatsby's burial/ funeral except for Nick, Gatsby's Dad, and Nick only proving that Gatsby's friends were fake and only used him. Daisy and Tom however move far away suddenly leaving their pat life behind.
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