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TITLE The Great Gatsby AUTHOR Scott Fitzgerald PLOT This story is told entirely through Nick Caraways eyes He is the narrator It takes place on Long Island in 1922 Nick is part of the new rich group He is a newly rich man living in West Egg a wealthy area on Long Island His neighbor Jay Gatsby intrigues him Jay has lavish parties at his gothic-like mansion every Saturday night And Nick doesnt know anything about Jay Where he is from what he does or how he became incredibly wealthy Nick one night decides to drive out to East Egg to have dinner with his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom he is introduced to Jordan Baker a beautiful young golfer who he ends up having a romantic relationship with Nick finds out from Jordan that Tom has a lover named Myrtle Wilson As the story goes on Nick learns more about his mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby He learns that Gatsby is in love with Daisy He knew her in Louisville in 1917 He stares at her dock from across the bay from his mansion His extravagant li festyle and wild parties are an attempt to impress her Nick has Daisy and Gatsby meet and they begin to have an affair Tom finds out about this affair and confronts Gatsby Tom announces to his wife that Gatsby is a criminal-his fortune comes from bootlegging alcohol and other criminal activities Then daisy realizes that her devotion is to Tom and Tom sends her back to East Egg with Gatsby Shockingly Nick Jordan and Tom discover while driving home that Gatsbys car has struck and killed Myrtle Toms lover When they get back to Long Island Nick Learns from Gatsby that Daisy was driving the car when it struck Myrtle But Gatsby intends to take the blame The next day Tom tells Myrtles husband George that Gatsby was the driver of the car George
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