Chasing The American Dream In The Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald

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The book starts off with the narrator Nick Carraway. He is from Minnesota and in 1992 he moves to NYC in the summer. He starts by giving us advices that his father told him about not to make fun of people what so ever. Daisy Buchanan is Nick’s cousin; she is married to Tom Buchanan. Jordan Baker is Daisy’s close friend. Daisy Baker falls in love with Nick, and he loves her back. He goes to NYC to study about the bond business.
Nick lives in the West Egg, but his cousin Daisy lives in the East Egg, Long Island, NY. East Egg is where the upper class people live in, unlike the West Egg. Nick goes and visits his cousin Daisy in East egg for dinner with her husband as well. Her husband was Nick’s friend from lectures they together in Yale. When he goes to their house, there he meets Jordan Baker. Jordan talks to Nick about Daisy and Tom’s marriage. Jordan tells him that Tom has affairs with another woman, Myrtle Wilson. She lives in the valley of ashes, a gray industrial dumping ground between West Egg and NYC. Nick goes to NYC with tom and Myrtle to an offensive, rude, loud party in an apartment. That apartment as well is where Tom and Myrtle share together. Later on Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose because she mocks him about Daisy. That shows us that Tom is an aggressive, low tempered man.
Later on in the days Nick gets a surprise invitation to one of Gatsby’s famous parties. When he goes there he meets Jordan Baker at the party, then after a while they meet Gatsby. Gatsby is a young man who has an effect on an English accent, extraordinary, amazing smile, and he uses the word “old sport” a lot and calls everyone that too. Jordan talks to Nick and explains to him everything about Gatsby. Gatsby spends most of his nights going at the end of her dock and just stares at the green light; the green light is across the bay from his mansion. We learn the Gatsby makes those parties only for one reason, and it’s not just for fun, but to amaze Daisy, and hoping maybe someday she will come to the party. Gatsby asks Nick to tell Daisy that he wants to meet her, but he is nervous that Daisy might refuse the offer is she find out that Gatsby is still in love with her. Nick then invites Daisy to come over to have tea together and he does not tell her that Gatsby is coming too. Then they meet awkwardly at Nick’s house and after that they remember and bring back their relationship, bond. They start going out with each other, and have an affair.
Tom then has doubts about Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship together. They all then...

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