The Ending Of "The Great Gatsby"

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The Great Gatsby tells a story of eight people during the summer of 1922 from the observation of Nick Carraway. It's a story about trying to achieve the unattainable, deceit, and tragedy. It takes place around the character Jay Gatz who becomes Jay Gatsby in an attempt to change his persona and attract his long lost love, Daisy. In Nick's telling of the story, Nick and everyone who knew Gatsby, thought he was great. Gatsby threw lavish parties at his beautiful mansion every weekend. He had money, even though no one really seemed to know how he made his money. Gatsby spends years of his life trying to win the heart back of Daisy Buchanan. When they met years ago, he was in the Army and didn't have much money. Daisy came from a wealthy family and she couldn't marry a poor man. This is what drives Jay Gatz to become Jay Gatsby and impress the girl to get her back.
Tom and Daisy moved East because Tom had been having an affair and they wanted to get away from everything and start fresh. The move didn't change Tom because he begins an affair with Myrtle who is with Mr. Wilson. Gatsby uses Nick to set up a meeting with Daisy so he can win her heart. Gatsby has built up this moment in his mind to such an extent he has lost the reality of the situation. When Daisy tells hims she cannot claim she does not love her husband Tom, it deflates Gatsby. He can't believe it. But Daisy is also deceitful because she does still love Gatsby but won't confess it either. Tom sees something going on, but in an attempt to prove that Gatsby does not...

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