The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby; Chapter One

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  • Nick Carraway
  • "I lived at West egg, the --well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them,"(9).
  • Nick explains the differences of the West and East egg
  • "It was Gatsby's Mansion. Or rather, as I didn't know Mr. Gatsby it was inhabited by a gentleman of that name,"(9).
  • He lives next to a mysterious billionaire by the name of Gatsby
  • Gatsby's Mansion
  • Nick visits his cousin Daisy and meets Jordon Baker and Tom Buchanan.
  • Daisy Buchanan
  • Jordon Baker
  • Tom Buchanan
  • "Civilization's going to pieces. I've gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read 'The Rise of the Coloured Empires' by this man Goddard?" (17).
  • "Tom's getting very profound. He reads deep books with long words in them...."
  • Tom only cares about politics if it advantages himself. He is shallow and selfish.
  • It is revealed that Tom is cheating on Daisy, and everybody knows it.
  • "Got some woman?"
  • "She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner-time. Don't you think?" (21).
  • "Why...Tom's got some woman in New York."
  • Nick gets his first glimpse of Gatsby, who is stretching his hand out at a green light.
  • I decided to call him. Miss Baker had mentioned him at dinner, and that would do for an introduction. But I didn' call him for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone--he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and as far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling,"(25-26).
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