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THE GREAT GATSBY The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is an intriguing account about love money and life during the 1920s in New York The story begins when Nick Carraway a young man moves to New York from the Midwest to join the bond business There he soon becomes acquainted with his wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby and they become good friends Gatsby confides in Nick and tells him that he is in love with Nicks cousin the beautiful Daisy Buchanan However she is already married to the young and successful Tom Buchanan who is unfaithful and has an affair with poor George Wilsons wife Later Nick arranges a meeting between Gatsby and Daisy and soon thereafter they become involved in a love affair It is revealed that many years ago Gatsby and Daisy were in love but Daisy would not marry him because he was rather poor Gatsby however made his fortune and became determined to win Daisys heart Towards the end of the story however Tom finds out about Gatsby and Daisys affair One day while they were all in New York City he confronts Gatsby and Daisy and a heated argument ensues That fateful night returning to their homes on Long Island Daisy while driving Gatsbys car accidentally runs over Toms mistress Myrtle Wilson Her deranged husband George Wilson discovers that it was Gatsbys car that hit his wife as a result he seeks out Gatsby and kills him Consequently The Great Gatsby represents mankinds feebleness by illustrating its blind struggle to find acceptance within society its materialism and its naturally sinful disposition through the characterization of Nick Carraway Daisy Buchanan and Tom Buchanan First of all the depiction of Nick Carraway represents humankinds desperate struggle to be accepted by society Nick Carraway although relatively new to New York quickly attaches himself to Jay Gatsby Nick reflects At nine oclock one morning late in July Gatsbys gorgeous car lurched
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