The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald: Chapter Analysis

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A prevalent theme in chapters 4-6 of “The Great Gatsby”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is one of “History and New Mysteries”. This passage begins on a sunday afternoon at one of Jay Gatsby’s frequent parties. Gatsby comes to Nick and invites him out to lunch, which Nick accepts. On the way, Gatsby tells Nick a potentially false story of his life, one of inheritance followed by travels, which were themselves followed by war. Nick is doubtful of his story, but doesn’t dismiss it completely. Later that afternoon, Nick meets with Jordan Baker, who informs Nick of Gatsby’s previous romantic connection with Nick’s cousin Daisy. Jordan then tells Nick of Gatsby’s wish for him to invite Daisy to tea, with the hidden intent of reintroducing Gatsby to Daisy.
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