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Eastern Desires The roaring twenties Cars were the things to have and a party was the place to be Everybody wanted something F Scott Fitzgeralds book The Great Gatsby describes the events that happen to eight people during the summer of 1922 In the book people went from west to east because something they desired was in the east unfortunatly in the end those somethings were unattainable I decided to go east and learn the bond business Everybody I knew was in the bond business so I supposed it could support one more single man All my aunts and uncles talked it over as if they were choosing a prep school for me Nick went to the east to make money He was from the midwest and even though his family was doing pretty well in the money department Nick wanted to make his own money By going from the midwest to the east Fitzgerald shows Nicks desire to have more money After spending the summer in the east and seeing how money affects people he decides to go back west I see now that this has been a story of the west after all-Tom and Gatsby Daisy and Jordan and I were all westerners and and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to eastern life In other words after finding out what the east was really like Nick lost his interest in being in the east and returned to the west Gatsby came east looking for another type of money - Daisy Gatsby and Daisy had last seen each other about five years before when they were dating Then Gatsby had to go to war While he was away in war Daisy met Tom and then married Tom
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