The Great Gatsby2 Term Paper

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The Great Gatsby2





The Great Gatsby is a thrilling tale about a very wealthy man named Gatsby. The story is
told through the eyes of the narrator, Nick Carraway.

In the beginning Nick is showed as someone for all people to tell their problems. They
vent their anger and frustration to him. Nick meets Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Nick is not
very fond of Tom. Nick then becomes acquainted with Jordan Baker, whom happens to be a
golf champion. Baker is portrayed as snotty and stuck up. Hints then begin to arise that
there are problems between Daisy and Tom. Jordan Baker then implies that Tom is having an
affair. Gatsby is mentioned a couple of times in conversation for his grand parties but
not much else is said.

A little later Myrtle and her husband Wilson are introduced. Myrtle is the woman that Tom
is having an affair with. Myrtle’s husband, Wilson, is very intimidated by Tom.
Tom buys an apartment for him and Myrtle. They call people up for a little gathering.
While there Myrtle and Tom have an argument. Tom becomes violent and breaks
Myrtle’s nose with his bare hands.

Nick then receives an invitation to one of Gatsby’s huge parties. While Nick is
there he sees Jordan Baker. While the two of them walk around and talk, Nick hears more
rumors about Gatsby. He himself then begins to look for Gatsby. Nick soon finds out that
although Gatsby throws these huge parties, he does not like to stand out or to be very
social. He prefers to just observe the festivities rather than to take part in them.
Later that night, Nick finally gets to meet Gatsby.

In this next chapter, Nick receives an invitation from Gatsby to join him for lunch. When
Nick arrives, him and Gatsby talk. Gatsby tells him how he went to Oxford and how he
inherited his fortune through his family fortune. Gatsby then introduces Nick to one of
his friends/partners in business. Mr. Wolfshiem is a man that is involved in a shady
business. Wolfshiem is used to indicate that Gatsby may be involved in shady deals as
well.

Jordan then tells Nick how Daisy and Gatsby were old lovers and how Gatsby wants her back.
She also tells Nick that Gatsby wants him to set up a reunion between the old lovers.

Nick reunites Gatsby and Daisy at Gatsby’s request and without Daisy’s
knowledge. Gatsby wants to show Daisy his house. He does so to show Daisy what he has
become through his possessions. Gatsby becomes confused because his dream is right in
front of him and she isn’t as perfect as he imagined her to be. Gatsby expects
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