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The Great Gatsby: Book Summary

the great gatsby book chapters

George was filled with sorrow again and Michaelis asked him how long he and his wife had been married. Nick phones Daisy and tells her not to bring Tom. While the two men turn the house upside down looking for cigarettes, Gatsby tells Nick more about how he became the man he is and how Daisy figured into his life. James Gatz changes his name, illegally earns his fortune, and throws extravagant parties all to reinvent his life. As they were driving Tom started crying and said to himself that the son of a bitch was a coward for not stopping.

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald : Chapter 1

the great gatsby book chapters

Nick and Gatsby sit down and start to smoke cigarettes and Nick tries to convince Gatsby to leave town because he knows that the police will eventually trace the car to Gatsby. Our narrator, Nick Carraway, begins by giving us some advice of his father's about not criticizing others. In the process of making a new name for himself he meets a beautiful girl named Daisy Buchanan. Tom says that he loves Daisy too. One difference between the two are that the West Egg is where the people who earned their fortunes or the new rich people live and the East Egg is home to the people who inherited their fortune. Nick says it was here when Gatsby told him about his true past which we found out in Chapter 7. When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart.

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Chapters 1

the great gatsby book chapters

Gatsby says that he was surprised that he was in love with Daisy because he had never been in love with anybody before. As the party winds down, Gatsby takes Jordan aside to speak privately. Shortly after, Gatsby invites both Daisy and Nick over to his house. A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea. Chapter Six starts with a reporter asking Gatsby is he had anything to say, giving us suspicious thoughts about Gatsby. Gatsby talked about how he first went to her house with a bunch of officers and he was immediately enamored with her and impressed with the huge house she lived in.

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The Great Gatsby Chapter 7

the great gatsby book chapters

Tom and Miss Baker, with several feet of twilight between them, strolled back into the library, as if to a vigil beside a perfectly tangible body, while, trying to look pleasantly interested and a little deaf, I followed Daisy around a chain of connecting verandas to the porch in front. Our white girlhood was passed together there. After the Buchanans leave, Gatsby tells Nick of his secret desire: to recapture the past. Nick, completely disillusioned with what he has experienced in the East, prepares to head back to the Midwest. Only because most of the people who I knew that had read it, talked about it obsessively. The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person, and so it came about that in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men. Daisy took her face in her hands as if feeling its lovely shape, and her eyes moved gradually out into the velvet dusk.


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The Great Gatsby Study Questions

the great gatsby book chapters

When, almost immediately, the telephone rang inside and the butler left the porch Daisy seized upon the momentary interruption and leaned toward me. Nick invites Gatsby to come home with him. Note that this is the only time Gatsby gets involved at one of his own parties. Jordan is a professional golfer and she and Nick share a mutual attraction. Tom comes into the room carrying drinks.

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The Great Gatsby Study Questions

the great gatsby book chapters

Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward. Nick and Gatsby journey into the city one day and there Nick meets Meyer Wolfshiem, one of Gatsby's associates and Gatsby's link to organized crime. The lamp-light, bright on his boots and dull on the autumn-leaf yellow of her hair, glinted along the paper as she turned a page with a flutter of slender muscles in her arms. Gatsby is great because he lives the American dream. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling, and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be a failure and his work forgotten. .

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SparkNotes: The Great Gatsby: Chapter 1

the great gatsby book chapters

He is prepared to take the blame for Daisy driving the car, 'Of course ill say i was driving'. Various characters mention Gatsby in passing to Nick before Nick ever meets him. I lived at West Egg, the — well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them. Nick came in and said that they just came from New York. Nick meets and warily befriends the mystery man at one of his huge Saturday night affairs. Gatsby comes into the living room and joins Daisy.

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The Great Gatsby: Book Summary

the great gatsby book chapters

He quietly said to Nick and Jordan that they should go. Stopping for gas at Wilson's garage, Nick, Tom, and Jordan learn that Wilson has discovered his wife's infidelity-though not the identity of her lover-and plans to move her to the West. Although the reader isn't specifically told what they discuss, Jordan is greatly amazed by what she's learned. Another key theme introduced at the dinner party is that of societal expectation. Jordan tells Nick that on the day before her wedding to Tom, she broke down drunk reconsidering her decision, but decided to go through with the wedding anyway. The big scene goes down in the city, when Tom has it out with Gatsby over who gets to be with Daisy; in short, Gatsby is outed as a bootlegger and Daisy is unable to leave her husband. Tom says that he sounded well enough on the phone.

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Chapters 1

the great gatsby book chapters

Nick goes to visit Daisy, an ephemeral woman with a socialite's luminescence, and Tom, a brutish, hulking, powerful man made arrogant through generations of privilege, and there he meets Jordan Baker, the professional golfer and a girlhood friend of Daisy's. Chapter three begins with Nick describing the lavish parties that Mr. The Great Gatsby Chapter 8. By the time of Cody's death, Gatsby had grown into manhood and had defined the man he would become. Then Nick realizes that he needs to break things off with a certain girl in Chicago.

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The Great Gatsby: Summary & Analysis Chapter 1

the great gatsby book chapters

To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing — my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police. What does this say about him? Everything continues swimmingly until Tom meets Gatsby, doesn't like him, and begins investigating his affairs. There, he bumps into Jordan Baker, as well as Gatsby himself. It was sharply different from the West, where an evening was hurried from phase to phase toward its close, in a continually disappointed anticipation or else in sheer nervous dread of the moment itself. While they were in the room Daisy complained about how hot it was. Wilson says it would be a big risk and that he needs money.

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