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The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is set in the 1920s during the Jazz Age Nick Carraway is a man in his late twenties residing on West Egg island in Long Island New York living a normal life That is until he meets his mysterious neighbor a wealthy man named Jay Gatsby He is a man of mystery living in a mansion that is constantly full of people music and fun Nicks normal life gets thrown topsy-turvy when he gets involved in the life of this extraordinary millionaire Marred by jealousy cheating and lying Nick begins to feel the essence of living a glamorous life in the 20s He showed this when he said Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues and this is mine I am one of the few honest All along I felt sorry for Nick being dragged into more and more tragedy but I especially felt bad for him during one instance His friend Daisy was married to Tom but Tom was having an affair with Mrs Wilson and Daisy had a thing for Gatsby Daisy and Gatsby were driving home from town after an argument amongst the group of friends when they passed the Wilsons gas station Mrs Wilson ran out to Gatsbys car because they were driving Toms car and was hit Mr Wilson went positively crazy and Nick felt torn by his mixed feelings towards his supposed friend Gatsby I disliked him so much by this time that I didnt find it necessary to tell him he was wrong Gatsbys insensitivity brought on by his lifestyle made Nick despise him This is the part where I think Nick really started opening his This book really displays how the life of an important person is especially in that time period At first Nick is awed and drawn in by the glamour and prestige but he eventually figures out for himself how rough it really
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