Ayesha Ali Lizzie Cole-Greenblatt Heather Harris Rachel Levy Tayler Newman Max Williams.

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  • Ayesha Ali Lizzie Cole-Greenblatt Heather Harris Rachel Levy Tayler Newman Max Williams
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  • Nick Carraway moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to learn about the bond business. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy area where the new rich live, a group who have just recently made their fortunes. Nicks next-door neighbor is a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a gigantic Gothic mansion and throws huge parties every Saturday night. Nick is unlike the other inhabitants of West Egg. He was educated at Yale and has social connections in East Egg, the area of Long Island home to the established upper class. Nick drives out to East Egg one evening for dinner with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and her husband, Tom. Daisy and Tom introduce Nick to Jordan Baker with whom Nick begins a romantic relationship. Nick also learns a bit about Daisy and Toms marriage. Jordan tells him that Tom has a lover, Myrtle Wilson. Not long after this revelation, Nick travels to New York City with Tom and Myrtle. At a party in the apartment that Tom keeps for the affair, Myrtle begins to taunt Tom about Daisy, and Tom responds by breaking her nose.
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  • As the summer progresses, Nick finally receives an invitation to one of Gatsbys legendary parties. He encounters Jordan Baker at the party, and they meet Gatsby himself, a surprisingly young man who has a slight English accent. Gatsby asks to speak to Jordan alone, and, through Jordan, Nick later learns more about his mysterious neighbor. Gatsby tells Jordan that he knew Daisy in 1917 and is deeply in love with her. He spends many nights staring at the green light at the end of her dock, across the bay from his mansion. Gatsbys extravagant lifestyle and wild parties are simply an attempt to impress Daisy. Gatsby wants Nick to get them back together, but he is afraid that Daisy will refuse to see him if she knows that he still loves her. Nick invites Daisy to have tea at his house, without telling her that Gatsby will be there. After an initially awkward reunion, Gatsbys and Daisys love is rekindled, and they begin an affair.
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  • After a short time, Tom grows suspicious of Daisys relationship with Gatsby. At a luncheon at the Buchanan's house, Gatsby stares at Daisy with such love that Tom realizes Gatsby is in love with her. Though Tom is also involved in an affair, he is outraged by the thought that his wife could be cheating. He forces the group to drive into New York City, where he confronts Gatsby. Tom asserts that he and Daisy have a history that Gatsby could never understand, and he announces to his wife that Gatsby is a criminal. Daisy realizes that she has to be with Tom, and Tom sends her back to East Egg with Gatsby, just so he can show Gatsby isnt a threat. When Nick, Jordan, and Tom drive through the valley of ashes, they discover that Gatsbys car has struck and killed Myrtle, Toms lover. They rush back to Long Island, where Nick learns from Gatsby that Daisy was driving the car when it struck Myrtle, but Gatsby intends to take the blame. The next day, Tom tells Myrtles husband, George, that Gatsby was the driver of the car. George then finds Gatsby in the pool at his mansion and shoots him dead. He then shoots himself.
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  • Nick stages a small funeral for Gatsby, ends his relationship with Jordan, and moves back to the Midwest to escape the disgust he feels around the wealthy people of the East Coast. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/summary.html
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  • Characters Nick Carraway- Narrator of the novel Grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Yale University Daisy Buchanans cousin Goes to New York City to learn the bond of business Described as Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment and serves as a confidant for those with troubling secrets
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  • Characters Befriends Jay Gatsby after he moves to the West Egg of Long Island His thoughts and perceptions shape and form the story
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  • Characters Jay Gatsby- Protagonist of the novel A very wealthy, young man living in mansion in West Egg No one knows where he comes from, what he does, or how he made his fortune. Born James Gatz on a farm in North Dakota Worked for a millionaire, which made him dedicate his life to the achievement of wealth
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  • Characters Met and fell in love with Daisy Buchanan while training to be an officer in Louisville He made his fortune through criminal activity, because he was willing to do anything to gain the social position he thought necessary to win Daisy Nick views him as a deeply flawed man, whose optimism and power to transform his dreams into reality, make him great.
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  • Characters Daisy Buchanan- Nicks cousin and the woman Gatsby loves Contains a deep need to be loved In Louisville, she fell in love with Gatsby and promised to wait for him but fell in love with Tom Buchanan Daisy lives with Tom across from Gatsby in the fashionable East Egg district of Long Island
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  • Characters She behaves superficially to mask her pain at her husbands cheating She is very sarcastic, and somewhat believes in the worst of human motives
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  • Characters Tom buchanan- Daisys extremely wealthy husband Used to be a member of Nicks social club at Yale University Arrogant, hypocritical, and powerfully built Social attitudes includes somewhat racism and sexism
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  • Characters When he begins to suspect that Daisy and Gatsby are having an affair, he becomes outraged and forces a confrontation Hypocritical- He also has an affair with Myrtle
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  • Characters Myrtle Wilson- Tom Buchanans mistress Married to the lifeless, boring George Wilson Has lots of energy, wants more danger and thrill in her life, and desperately looks for a way out of her marriage
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  • Characters George Wilson- Myrtle Wilsons husband Boring, exhausted, and lifeless Owner of a run-down auto shop at the edge of the valley of ashes He loves and idolizes Myrtle upset about her affair with Tom George is comparable to Gatsby- both are dreamers and are ruined by their love for women who love Tom.
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  • Characters Jordan Baker- Daisys good friend Woman who Nick becomes romantically involved with Professional golfer- cheated to win her first golf tournament Boyish, cynical, self-centered, beautiful, dishonest
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  • Setting LOCATION: New York City Long Island-East Egg and West Egg TIME: 1920s (1922)
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