The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

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  • Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but unfashionable area populated by the new rich.
  • Nick goes to lunch one day at his cousin's house, Daisy Buchanan. There he meets her husband Tom and her best friend Jordan Baker. While there he soon finds out that Tom is having an affair.
  • The next day he travels by train with Tom into the city to meet with his mistress, Myrtle Wilson. They go to their hidden apartment and while there they have a party and Tom ends up hitting Myrtle and breaking her nose.
  • Nick is invited to a party hosted by Jay Gatsby who owns the massive house next door. He finds out that he is in love with Daisy and would like to rekindle their love that they once had.
  • Tom finds out about this one day when they are all at the plaza hotel and outraged by this he sends Daisy home with Gatsby and while driving home they hit Myrtle and kill her. Tom, Jordan and Tom see this mess when they are driving home.
  • When Myrtle's husband finds out about this and that she was having an affair he thinks it is Gatsby so he breaks into his house and shoots him in the pool and than kills himself with a bullet to the brain.
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