Following the description of this incident, Nick turns his attention to his mysterious neighbor, who hosts weekly parties for the rich and fashionable.
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On one fateful day, the hottest and most unbearable of the summer, Gatsby and Nick journey to East Egg to have lunch with the Buchanans and Jordan Baker. Historical context[ edit ] Set on the prosperous Long Island ofThe Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative.
Tom, Jordan, and Nick continue home to East Egg. Disillusioned with the East, Nick moves back to the Midwest. Daisy and Tom mysteriously leave on a trip and all the people who so eagerly attended his parties, drinking his liquor and eating his food, refuse to become involved.
She reveals to Nick that Tom has a mistressMyrtle Wilson, who lives in the " valley of ashes ",  an industrial dumping ground between West Egg and New York City.
He rents a small house on Long Islandin the fictional village of West Egg, next door to the lavish mansion of Jay The great gatsby short mysterious multi-millionaire who holds extravagant parties but does not participate in them.
Gatsby now wants Nick to arrange a reunion between himself and Daisy, but he is afraid that Daisy will refuse to see him if she knows that he still loves her. Born James Gatz to "shiftless and unsuccessful farm people," Gatsby changed his name at seventeen, about the same time he met Dan Cody.
Daisy decides to stay with Tom, and Tom contemptuously sends her back to East Egg with Gatsby, attempting to prove that Gatsby cannot hurt her. When Wilson came to his house, he told Wilson that Gatsby owned the car that killed Myrtle.
Nick invites Daisy to have tea at his house, without telling her that Gatsby will also be there. George, who has leapt to the conclusion that the driver of the car that killed Myrtle must have been her lover, finds Gatsby in the pool at his mansion and shoots him dead.
There, he bumps into Jordan Baker, as well as Gatsby himself. Oppressed by the heat, Daisy suggests they take solace in a trip to the city. Gatsby is said to have briefly studied at Trinity College, Oxford in England after the end of the war.
When Nick returns home that evening, he notices his neighbor, Gatsby, mysteriously standing in the dark and stretching his arms toward the water, and a solitary green light across the Sound. Their love rekindled, they begin an affair. Fitzgerald is also similar to Jay Gatsby in that he fell in love while stationed far from home in the military and fell into a life of decadence trying to prove himself to the girl he loved.
Though Tom is himself involved in an extramarital affair, he is deeply outraged by the thought that his wife could be unfaithful to him. Nick, disgusted by the carelessness and cruel nature of Tom, Daisy, and those like them, leaves Tom, proud of his own integrity.
At a vulgar, gaudy party in the apartment that Tom keeps for the affair, Myrtle begins to taunt Tom about Daisy, and Tom responds by breaking her nose. Before she married Tom, Daisy had a romantic relationship with Gatsby. Zelda finally agreed to marry him, but her preference for wealth, fun, and leisure led her to delay their wedding until he could prove a success.
Gatsby, the idealistic dreamer, firmly believes the past can be recaptured in its entirety. He spends many nights staring at the green light at the end of her dock, across the bay from his mansion. Fitzgerald called Perkins on the day of publication to monitor reviews: As the party winds down, Gatsby takes Jordan aside to speak privately.
As an upper-class, white woman living in East Egg during this time period in America, Daisy must adhere to certain societal expectations, including but certainly not limited to actively filling the role of dutiful wife, mother, keeper of the house, and charming socialite.
Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald was driven by his love for a woman who symbolized everything he wanted, even as she led him toward everything he despised.
Before leaving, he sees Tom Buchanan one last time. Fitzgerald wrote in his ledger, "Out of woods at last and starting novel. Gatsby tells Jordan that he knew Daisy in Louisville in and is deeply in love with her. Her choice between Gatsby and Tom is one of the central conflicts in the novel.
They rush back to Long Island, where Nick learns from Gatsby that Daisy was driving the car when it struck Myrtle, but that Gatsby intends to take the blame. Today, there are a number of theories as to which mansion was the inspiration for the book.
They met years earlier when he was in the army but could not be together because he did not yet have the means to support her. It was choreographed by Jimmy Orrante.
He concludes that the American dream pursued by Gatsby "is, in reality, a nightmare", bringing nothing but discontent and disillusionment to those who chase it as they realize its unsustainability and ultimately its unattainability.
She established herself as a professional golfer in a predominantly male sport. He is easy-going, occasionally sarcastic, and somewhat optimistic, although this latter quality fades as the novel progresses.
Later that morning, while at work, Nick is unable to concentrate. Shortly after his arrival, Nick travels across the Sound to the more fashionable East Egg to visit his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom, a hulking, imposing man whom Nick had known in college.Chapter one of The Great Gatsby introduces the narrator, Nick Carraway, and establishes the context and setting of the novel.
Nick begins by explaining his own situation. He has moved from the Midwest to West Egg, a town on Long Island, NY. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the American Dream was the theme that was presented, and according to the story it is unachievable and just an infant fantasy that America portrays.
While reading the story, the characters’ views on how their interpretation of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F.
Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of The three most important aspects of The Great Gatsby: Nick Carraway is the narrator, or storyteller, of The Great Gatsby, but he is not the story's protagonist, or main character.
Instead, Jay Gatsby is the protagonist of the novel that bears his name.
The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby's neighbor, and he tells the story sometime afterwhen the incidents that fill the book take place. As the story opens, Nick has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, seeking his fortune as a bond salesman.
"The Great Gatsby" is narrated by Nick Carraway, a recent Yale graduate, who moves to New York and lives next door to Gatsby, an affluent man who lives a frivolous and extravagant lifestyle.
At a party, Nick finds out that Gatsby is in love with Nick's cousin, Daisy, and Nick sets up a meeting between the two.Download