The Great Gatsby Effect

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In the Early 1920s in New York City prohibition became legal so everyone started attending erratic parties and drinking heavily. A rich man by the name of Jay Gatsby was responsible for throwing these grand parties that persuaded everyone from different areas to attend. Long Island was divided into two areas known as West egg and East egg. Gatsby lived in West egg where his economy was “new money” and East egg is known as “old money.” Gatsby threw his parties in hopes of successfully pursuing his old lover, Daisy Buchanan. In his events of trying to show his love for her drawbacks are set between him and her husband, eventually creating rivalry for her love. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, involves two scenes that confront…show more content…
Tom would always flirt with other women and engage in many sexual activities. Drama unfolded when Tom began to visit Myrtle Wilson, his mistress behind Daisy’s back and the relationship got more complex that even Jordan Baker, Daisy’s friend knew about the affair. Tom became more involved with Myrtle buying her gifts such as, a puppy and a dog leash resulting in confusion and dishonesty to both of their spouses. When George Wilson, Myrtle’s husband found out about her affair he wanted to move her out West with him. She did not agree with his decision so she tried to track down of she thought was Tom but instead behind the wheel was Daisy and in the passenger seat was Gatsby. Before the car could stop Myrtle hit the windshield and died on impact. “The “death car” as the newspapers called it, it didn’t stop; it came out of the gathering darkness, wavered tragically for a moment, and then disappeared around the next bend” (Fitzgerald, 137). Minutes later Tom, Nick, and Jordan followed behind. Hearing all the pandemonium they joined the crowd to witness an uproar of people engulfing Myrtle’s lifeless body in George’s shop. Tom explains to George that the yellow car belongs to Gatsby and he drove his blue car on the way back from New…show more content…
Gatsby on the other hand decided to spend a day in his swimming pool, but he did not know that would be his last. As he submerged himself under the water and drifted to the top the phone rang. Having limited time before he could reach it there was a sudden loud noise and Gatsby felt an overwhelming pain in his chest; he was shot. He described George as an, “ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees” (Fitzgerald 161). Gatsby fell sluggishly into the pool, blood spreading throughout the pool. George unexpectedly pointing towards himself and pulled the trigger taking his life instantly. George completed his objective, then finished it off by taking his own
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