We meet Nick (narrator). Nick says, "Daisy was my second cousin once removed."(Fitzgerald 8) Also seeing a mystery behind the name as Daisy is surprised to hear it saying "Gatsby"... "What Gatsby"(Fitzgerald 8) along with Tom, Daisy's egotistical husband, who is said to have a mistress.
After meeting the mysterious Gatsby has rumors shrouding his name Nick sees him for the first time as Gatsby, "stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glancedseaward—and distinguished nothing except a single greenlight" (Fitzgerald 24) Nick was left to wonder about his neighbor as he went inside his home.
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Nick gets invited to Gatsby's party and brings Jordan, they meet a man who is very interested in Gatsby's library saying, "Absolutely real—have pages and everything. I thought they’d be a nice durable cardboard." (Fitzgerald 50) as the man goes on and on about the books Nick can't helo but wonder if the rumors about Gatsby are true while meeting him later without even knowing it.
After learning of Daisy and Gatsby's long lost love for each other Nick agrees to invite Daisy over for tea so that she and Gatsby can catch up. Nick learns that they haven't met for about "Five years next November" (Fitzgerald 96) after leaving them some alone time Gatsby invites Daisy over to his house where they bond and rekindle their long lost love later deciding that Daisy was going to leave Tom.
Tom figures out something is up between Gatsby and Daisy after they meetso he invites them into town for liqour. During their lunch Tom confronts Gatsby saying, "‘What kind of a row are you trying to cause in my house anyhow?’" (Fitzgerald 138) This is when all hell breaks loose resulting ultimately in Gatsby loosing the battle for Daisy's love and is forced to drive home with Daisy in defeat as his dream is crushed.
While driving home in anger Daisy runs over Myrtle Tom's mistress and Nick goes to talk to Gatsby who decides he is going to take the blame but Nick urges Gatsby to go finally learning the truth of the facade that was Jay Gatsby's life. After George Wlson (Myrtle's husband) finds out it was Gatsby who admitted to the crime he shoots Gatsby and then commits suicide.