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Summary of The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a book about rich people that are fighting about women money etc After I read this book I realized that even if you are rich you dont have to be happy There are two main characters Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby both rich men Heres the story in a short version Nick Carraway is a young man from a wealthy family living in a Middle Western city The Carraways are something of a clan actually Nicks grandfather came here in 1851 and started a business which his father carries on today Nick graduated from Yale University in 1915 and just a little later he was in the Great War When he came back he decided to go East and learn the bond business He came East permanently in the spring of 1922 He found a house on the island which extends due East of New York He has a beautiful house in a place called West Egg That was on Long Island He made contact with his neighbor living closest to him Jay Gatsby Jay Gatsby was a very rich man with an enormous property His house had a big lawn a swimming pool and an exclusive garden Despite all his money he wasnt a very happy man There was no woman in his life just servants His way of getting in touch with people was through his parties He had parties in his home all the time The house always got messed up so the servants had a lot to do the day after the party Nick got to know a lot of people some better than others One of the people he met was a man called Tom Buchanan He was the kind of man nobody likes When he got angry he would take it out on his wife Daisy He would beat her once he even broke her nose He always
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