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The Great Gatsby Plot Summary A man named Nick Carraway moves from the Mid-West to come live in Long Island He rents a house in West Egg Village Next door lives a rich man Mr Gatsby whom Nick has never met Just across the bay in East Egg Tom and Daisy Buchanan live Daisy is Nicks cousin Through Daisy Nick meets Jordan Baker a golf-pro when he has a relationship with Nick becomes intrigued by the lavish parties given by the very wealthy Mr Gatsby In time the two meet and become close friends As the story progresses Nick becomes intertwined in the world of the very rich He also becomes aware of the mysterious circumstances surrounding Jay Gatsby He also finds out that Daisy had once been involved with Gatsby before she married Tom Thought they were in love Gatsby was hiding the fact that he was poor He creates a different identity for himself to impress Daisy He is not James Gatz anymore who comes from a poor family but Jay Gatsby educated at Oxford a war hero from a very prestigious background He could not marry Daisy at the time because he didnt have the wealth Daisy was used to but he had ambition He left for a while and it was then she married Tom Gatsby spends the next 5 years accumulating wealth from various sources and buys his mansion at West Egg to be close to Daisy again He uses Nick to help him get back together with Daisy Daisy and Gatsby meet again and have an affair When Tom gets wind of their relationship an argument comes about Gatsby thinks Daisy will leave Tom and that she never loved him Daisy cannot make up her mind about what to do On the drive back from New York City after the argument with Tom Daisy and Gatsby drove back together in Gatsby car They drove together because Tom
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