The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

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  • Setting
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • The setting of, " The Great Gatsby" takes place in Rhode Island, New York in the early 1920's. There are two main communities, West Egg and East Egg. West Egg is the region that symbolizes new wealth meanwhile East Egg symbolizes old, passed down wealth.
  • Falling Action
  • The rising action of this novel takes place in chapter seven while Jordan, Daisy, Tom, Nick, and Gatsby are going downtown. Gatsby and Tom get into a huge argument over whether Daisy really loved Tom throughout their relationship.Everybody storms out of the hotel that they were staying at and on the way home Daisy and Gatsby hit Myrtle Wilson and kill her.
  • Resolution
  • The climax of this novel is when Nick, Gatsby's butler, Wolfsheim's chauffeur, and the Gardner hear gunshots in Gatsby's backyard. Nick runs to Gatsby's backyard where he was shot and killed in the pool. "The Gardner saw Wilson's body a little way off in the grass." Wilson shot Gatsby and killed himself after so that he would not have to bare the pain and punishment that he knew would come to follow.
  • The falling action of this novel occurs the day of Gatsby being shot. After Gatsby gets shot, people start flooding his house because they hear of the terrible news. Nick tried to keep everybody out but the kids from around the neighborhood eventually find out that they can sneak through Nick's backyard to look at the dead body.
  • The resolution occurs the day after the death of Gatsby. The day after they have a funeral where very few people show up. The only true friend of Gatsby that was there was Nick. Gatsby may have had a lot of people coming to his parties and what not but he never had any true friends.
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