The Great Gatsby And The Money Tree

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Ever herd the term money doesn't grow on trees? I just finished watching Great Gatsby which was a novel published by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. After watching the movie I found out that it does. The story takes place just after World War I in New York. Nick Carraway moves into a wealthy area in West Egg. His house is right next to the mansion owned by Jay Gatsby. Gatsby who just got back from the War wants to find Daisy, a girl that he had loved before the War. The only thing is that Daisy is now married. Daisy's husband Tom, does not love her. He is cheating on his wife with Myrtle Wilson. Jay Gatsby throws huge parties every Saturday night hoping that Daisy will attend one of them. She never does. Gatsby finally meets her again after five years, and shows her around his house. Daisy is torn between Gatsby and her husband. Just when I thought Gatsby was going to win her away from Tom, Fitzgerald adds a little irony to his story. While driving Gatsby's car Daisy runs Myrtle over, not knowing who she even is, and kills her. Gatsby takes the blame for the murder and is shot by Myrtle's husband. After Gatsby's murder, Tom and Daisy get their tree, move out of the area, and move on with their lives, almost as if nothing happened. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, and named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, the author of The Star-Spangled Banner. Fitzgerald was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He never really liked school. Instead of finishing college he enlisted in the army in 1917. While in the army he met the love of his life, Zelda Sayre. Like the situation between Gatsby and Daisy, Zelda would not marry him...

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