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The Great Gatsby Timeline/mind map
Transcript of The Great Gatsby Timeline/mind map
American dream. He wants
to have a new opportunity
and see what it is like out in
New York. Event #2 Nick goes and has dinner
the the Buchannons. Daisy is his cousin and he Tom
fought alongside him in the war. Cultural Reference: Radical discrimination: In the 1920's there was still a lot of segregation and racial differences. Whites were still considered the super race and every other race was looked as inferior to them. Tom was telling Nick about this book he was reading about how whites need to be aware and cautious that blacks and other races don't take over. He claims that whites are the super race. Chapter Two Event #1 Nick goes on a trip to New
York City with Tom to meet his other girl Myrtle, and spend some time with them in their apartment in the city.
. Event #2 While in New York City with Tom, Nick meets his other girl and some of their friends. Cultural Reference: Women's Rights: Throughout this time women were looked down upon and they were not allowed much rights compared to the men. Women were considered second and were treated as such. Cultural Reference in book: Tom looks down on his wife
and Myrtle. If he respected them then he wouldn't be cheating on his wife and he wouldn't have hit Myrtle when she was annoying him. Chapter 3 Event #1 Nick receives an invitation to attend Gatsby's next party, signed from Jay Gatsby himself. Event #2 After almost full night of searching for Mr. Gatsby Nick finally meets him without realizing, at first, who he actually is. Cultural Reference: Roaring 20's: Jay Gatsby's party is a very good example of how the roaring 20's were. The music was more jazzy and many people danced. It felt like the cities were alive at night in the east. Cultural Reference in book: Jay Gatsby's party is a perfect example of the roaring 20's. People were really into jazz music and loved to dance. Chapter 4 Event #1 Nick has lunch with Gatsby and gets to hear stories about Jay's past. Event #2 Nick later has a dinner date with Jordan where he learns that Jay has asked her to convince Nick to arrange for him to meet Daisy, whom he has been in love with for many years. Cultural Reference : Organized crime: During the 1920's , organized crime became much more prominent after it became illegal to sell alcohol. Cultural Reference in book: There are many rumors going around that Gatsby is involved in organized crime and that is how he got his money. It has not been proven yet. Chapter 5 Event #1 After his date with Jordan Nick tells Jay that he agrees to the plan of inviting Daisy over for tea and having Jay come as well. Event #2 At first, it is very awkward. But after a little while, Jay and Daisy become much more comfortable with each other. Jay invites them over to his mansion to show them his possessions and after a while Jay and Daisy are enjoying each others company so much they seem to have forgotten that Nick is with them. Cultural Reference: Gap between rich and poor: During the 1920's
the gap between the rich and the poor grew greater and greater. The rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer. Cultural Reference in book: As Jay, Nick, and Daisy are walking thought Gatsby;s mansion, they are amazed by all the stuff he has. Nick says that it looks like the house of an English aristocrat than and American with a lot of money. Chapter 6 Event #1 Jay's true past is finally reveled and Nick describes it to the readers. Event #2 Jay has another party and invites Daisy and Tom. They both had a bad time at the party and this upsets Jay. Cultural Reference: Social Classes: During the 1920's social classes were very prominent in the U.S. You could very well tel who was rich and who was poor. Cultural Reference in book: Jay is upset with his past life and fears he will not be good enough for people if they know about his past life. It is amazing how he went from having next to nothing, to having almost everything. Chapter 7 Event#1 Daisy invites Nick over for lunch and Nick is very surprised to see Jay Gatsby there as well. Tom starts to suspect that Jay and Daisy have something going on between them. Event #2 Tom is very suspicious of Jay and Daisy, so he takes them all to New York City to confirm what he believes to be true. Cultural Reference: The American dream: Many people throughout this time period thought the American dream was living in the present and focusing on their goals and ambitions. This book played a huge role in displaying that. Cultural Reference in the book: The American dream is displayed through Gatsby's love for Daisy. She is all she is able to think about and he is willing to do anything for her. Chapter 8 Event #1 After the death of his wife, Wilson feels prompted to have revenge for the person who did this He believes it was her lover, so he sets out to find the owner of the yellow car that killed Myrtle. Event #2 Wilson goes to find Tom, hopping he knows the owner of the yellow car. Seeing this as his opportunity to eliminate Jay form the equation. Tom tells Wilson that Jay is the lover, the owner of the yellow car, and the one who killed Myrtle. Infuriated with rage, Wilson goes to Gatsby's mansion, finds him floating in the pool and shoots Gatsby then himself. Cultural Reference: 1920 cars: In this time cars were becoming more and more popular. It became a necessity to have one and showed that you were of good living. Cultural Reference in book: Since Gatsby had so much money, he could afford more extravagant cars. His yellow one was unique an d easy for Wilson to identify as the car that killed his wife because many people had the same car, not a yellow one. Chapter 9 Event #1 Nick decides to hold a funeral for Jay, but the only people that show up are Jay's father and some of his servants. Not even Daisy comes. Event #2 Nick runs into Tom later in New York City. Nick has bead feelings towards him after what happened with Jay. Tom admits to telling Wilson that Jay was the one who was having an affair with Myrtle and that he was the one that hit her. Tom also says that Jay deserved what happened to him. Cultural Reference: America's History: During this time period America's history was very important, as it is today But the people were trying to break away from that and try new things. Example: New fashion for women; Jazz music; etc. Cultural Reference in book: Jay is so consumed by how his relationship used to be with Daisy. He is determined to have it be exactly the way it was in the past. However, others are trying to break away from that, like Tom and Daisy. Daisy Nick Jay Gatsby Cultural Reference in book: