The Great Gatsby Narrative

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“The Great Gatsby”, by Scott Fitzgerald, was set during the mid 1920s, in a postwar America, is the story of a young financer who, learns sad truths about the relationships between true and illusionary, between past and present. The narrative, written during the time in which it is set by an author who was part of the crowd within which the action takes place. Narrator Nick Carraway, a beginner in the New York world of finance, describes the circumstances of his arrival and of his discovery that his home is next to that of the wealthy, and mysterious Jay Gatsby (who throws incredible parties), and across a narrow bay from Daisy and Tom Buchanan, a distant relative and her husband. One evening, after returning from a meet with the Buchanans, …show more content…

All three spend the day in the apartment that Tom has set up for her. This quickly turns into a drunken party. A few days later, Nick goes to one of Gatsby's parties and is astonished by the size and enthusiasm of the crowd of guests. Although, he barely manages to talk to his host, he notices that Gatsby does have a long, private conversation with Jordan, who later reveals that Gatsby asked her a favor, to ask Nick to invite Daisy for a visit, during which Gatsby would drop in "unexpectedly". It turns out that Gatsby and Daisy had a relationship several years prior to this, before Gatsby, a veteran of World War I, went off to war, and that Gatsby is determined to win her back. It also turns out that Gatsby's real name is James Gatz, and that he created a new, identity for himself after returning from combat. Nick sets up the meeting, and Gatsby and Daisy are …show more content…

At one point, Daisy makes those feelings clear to Tom who, despite being shocked by what he has learned, insists that he, Daisy, Gatsby, Nick and Jordan do as Daisy has asked and go to New York. During their time there, Tom confronts Gatsby, who insists that Daisy never loved him. Daisy, however, says that she did, making Gatsby mad. The high level of emotion becomes so uncomfortable that Tom insists that it's time to return home, and that Daisy ride with Gatsby in Gatsby's car; the car that, as Nick's narration reveals, is involved in the hit-and-run death of Myrtle Wilson.
The car driven by Tom; carrying Nick and Jordan, a few miles behind Gatsby and Daisy, stops at the scene of the accident, where Tom and the others see what has happened. Tom then drives home, he and Jordan going into the house to see Daisy and Nick running into Gatsby, who says that at the time of the crash Daisy was driving in an attempt to calm herself, but that he intends to confess. The next day, however, Gatsby is killed by Wilson's grief-stricken husband, who traced him through his unique car and who, after killing Gatsby, commits

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