Investigator In The Great Gatsby

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THE GREAT GATSBY 'The Great Gatsby' written in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a fascinating work of fiction narrated by Nick Carraway. It explores the intricate details of the lives of the inhabitants of West and East Egg, their differences and similarities as well as the train of events that coalesce them.The investigator chose to write a review of this book because of the appreciation the investigator has for the tremendous work Fitzgerald has done with this literary piece, to be ultimately dubbed one of America's most important works of fiction by American magazine Time. Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September 24, 1986 in St.Paul Minnesota to parents of lower class Mary McQuillan and Edward Fitzgerald. Though…show more content…
Then quit and returned to St. Paul to continue literature. Similar to Gatsby Fitzgerald had to prove he could care for his love interest. Unlike Gatsby however he did get to marry her.The novel 'The Great Gatsby' is a portal to humanities capacity to hope, dream and persevere. Jimmy 'Jay Gatsby' Gatz stationed at an army base encounters and falls deeply for Daisy the society belle, he is give an ultimatum, acquire enough resources to be able to care for her as lavishly as she is accustomed to or lose her. Her patience waivers and she eventually marries Tom Buchanan.Gatsby subsequently garners wealth through means of what Buchanan refers to as criminal activities (bootlegging and selling of alcohol and drugs). He then uses this money to buy an exotic mansion across from Daisy's home in hopes of attracting her attention. Their story is told by Nick Carraway a Bondsman from Minnesota to New York for work opportunities. He rents an apartment in West Egg an area populated by the newly rich 'new money' just across from East egg which is populated by the inherited rich 'old money'. Nick visits his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan…show more content…
Though himself tends to be promiscuous he is angered that his wife may have been unfaithful, forcing the group to drive to New York he confronts Gatsby at the Plaza hotel lording 'old money' over Gatsby and Daisy comes to the realization that her allegiance is with Tom. Trying to prove that Gatsby cannot hurt him Tom sends Daisy home with Gatsby while Nick, Jordan and Tom rode together . Upon approaching the Valley of the Ashes they discover Myrtle Wilson, had been struck and killed at the hands of Gatsby's car. Nick later learns from Gatsby that Daisy was driving the car but Gatsby intends to shelter the blame. Upon being aware of this Tom tells Myrtle's husband, George that Gatsby was driving without regards to the fact that Gatsby could've changed his mind. George assumes that the driver of the car must have been Myrtle's lover and so he pays Gatsby the last visit of his life before saying goodbye to his own life as well. The remembrance ceremony for Gatsby held by Nick hardly saw a ghost. Disgusted Nick severs his ties and heads back to
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