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The Great Gatsby Essay

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Summary The story begins with Nick Carraway, the narrator, talking about his father's point of views on life and people. He also talks about how his grandfather's brother started his lineage in the U.S. His great uncle sent a substitute for himself during the Civil War and started a hardware business in Minnesota that Nick's father still runs today. Nick moved from his rural life in Minnesota after enlisting in the army and fighting in the World War I. He moved to New York to learn about the bond business. He intended on sharing a house with a guy but the man was relocated for business purposes. So, he rented a house in West Egg alone. West Eggs ...view middle of the document...

She lives between New York City and West Egg, and she was married to a man named George Wilson. Later on Nick learns more about Gatsby by attending the parties and hear useful information from people. He learns that Gatsby knew Daisy in Louisville in 1917, and he was deeply in love with her then. Gatsby wild parties were only an attempt to impress Daisy and to try to bring some attention to himself. Nick set up Gatsby to meet with Daisy and bring back their love. He was successful and they started having an affair, just like Tom. Tom finds out about Daisy and Gatsby. He confronts Gatsby and tell his wife about how Gatsby got his riches. Tom states that Gatsby wealth is from bootlegging illegal alcohol and other criminal things. Daisy realizes her obligation to Tom, but he scornfully sends her to live in East Egg with Gatsby. One day Jordan, Nick, and Tom were driving through where Myrtle lives. They find that Gatsby's Car had hit Myrtle and killed her. They go back to Long Island where nick learns from Gatsby that Daisy was driving the car, but Gatsby is Trying to take the blame for it. Tom later tell George that Gatsby was the one to kill her, and George goes to Gatsby house and kills him in his pool by shooting him. Nick did not like how Gatsby lived his life in those criminal ways, but he staged a small funeral for him anyway. Nick later moves back to Minnesota to get away from it all. He was disgusted and appalled by the action and life he had lead will living their.

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