The Great Gatsby Chapter 1

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  • Nick Carraway moves from the Mid-West to the East for a job opportunity. He lives in the West Egg of Long Island, NY.
  • Nick Carraway
  • Nick goes over to his cousin Daisy, and his previous acquaintance, Tom Buchanan's, home for dinner.
  • Tom Buchanan
  • "I've got a nice place here,"..."We'll go inside." (p. 7)
  • Inside he meets his second cousin once removed, Daisy, and Daisy's friend Jordan Baker who are both lounging on the couch chatting.
  • Jordan Baker
  • Daisy Fay Buchanan
  • "I'm p-paralyzed with happiness." (p. 8)
  • Nick, Jordan, Tom, and Daisy all have dinner together. In the middle of a conversation, the phone rings. Both Tom and Daisy get up and go inside. Jordan explains that Tom has a woman in New York.
  • "Tom's got some woman in New York." (p. 15)
  • Jordan decides to leave because she's got a golf match the next morning. Daisy and Tom try to convince Nick that he should be with Jordan.
  • Later that night, Nick spies Gatsby staring across the dark water with his arms held out longingly towards a green light located at Daisy's house.
  • Jay Gatsby
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