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The story occurs some time during the twenties in a little rich branch off Long Island New York in two neighborhoods called East and West Egg People often travel to and from the city by following an old motor road in a place called the Valley of ashes a swamp filled with garbage and other rubbish where the poor and less fortunate live It is unlike East and West Egg because the city is surrounded by old and new wealth These wealthy people like to throw large extravagant parties showing off their great fortune For some this would be considered the American Dream and although during this period most of the public would list materialistic items as their dreams there are always those who will give it all up for a special love or happiness However those that try for something that can never be are bound to end up in destruction In F Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby his wealthy and mysterious character Jay Gatsby leads himself to his death with his obsessive illusions and enduring hope Jay Gatsby is wealthy and is accustomed to getting what he wants In this book he assumes his love Daisy will wait for him while he is at war To his surprise he finds that she is married to another wealthy gentleman by the name of Tom Buchanan Gatsby is blinded by his egotistical beliefs Although he is aware that she has wed he continues to pursue her He thinks often of her and believes her love for him will be returned He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way and far as I was from him I could have sworn he was trembling Involuntarily I glanced seawardand distinguished nothing except a single green light minute a far away that might have been the end of a dock p 26 The green light is the green glow coming from the dock at
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