The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Summary

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920’s in Long Island, New York. Nick Carraway, the narrator, tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan. The novel begins with a little of Nick’s childhood and the setting. After the introduction to the novel, in Chapter 3 is where we meet our protagonist; Jay Gatsby. Nick and his friend Jordan go to one of Gatsby’s lavish parties where by accident they meet him. Later throughout the novel, Jordan tells Nick that Gatsby moved in his house to be close to Gatsby, “ ‘ Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay’ “ (Fitzgerald 78). Nick helps Gatsby get back with his “girl”- Daisy Buchanan, who is married to Tom Buchanan, which has a side girl named Myrtle whom is married to George B. Wilson - through the help…show more content…
The dreams could become reality when Nick heard a taxi go up Gatsby’s driveway. “ I couldn’t sleep all night; a fog-horn was groaning incessantly on the Sound, and I tossed half-sick between reality and savage, frightening dreams. Toward dawn I heard a taxi go up Gatsby’s drive, and immediately I jumped out of bed and began to dress- I felt I had something to tell him, something to warn him about, and morning would be too late (Fitzgerald 147). These quotes foreshadow that danger is heading towards Gatsby. Indeed there is danger and it George B. Wilson, who shoots Gatsby then shoots himself.
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, takes a quick turn from Chapter 7 to the ending of Chapter 8. Especially as our protagonist, Jay Gatsby, is assassinated by George B. Wilson. After a while George figures out that Gatsby is the one that killed his wife, so Daisy would not get thrown in jail. Finally, George shows up at Gatsby’s house killing him, starting the madness of losing control and where the past, present, and future all blend together for a huge importance;
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