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The Great Gatsby Plot Diagram

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on 10 January 2015

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby Plot Diagram

The Great Gatsby Plot Diagram
Exposition
• Nick goes to Tom and Daisy Buchanan's house where he meets Jordan Baker
• Learns about Tom's affair with Myrtle
• Spots Jay Gatsby standing at the end of a dock looking at the green light
Rising Action
• Tom brings Nick into the city, where he meets Myrtle
• Nick is invited to Gatsby's party
• Nick finds Gatsby at the party where Gatsby finds out that Nick and Daisy are cousins
• Gatsby invites Nick into the city where he learns about Gatsby's past life
• Nick agrees to set Daisy and Gatsby up
Falling Action
• Gatsby reveals to Nick that it was Daisy driving the car
• Gatsby takes the blame for Daisy

Rising Action
• Daisy and Gatsby start to have an affair
• Gatsby invites Tom and Daisy to a party, which she doesn't enjoy
• Nick tells Gatsby that he cannot recreate the past
• Tom starts to see that Daisy is having affair, but doesn't know with who
• Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby have a confrontation where Daisy doesn't leave Tom for Gatsby
Climax
• Daisy hits Myrtle driving Gatsby's car because she thinks it is Tom
Falling Action
• Tom tells Gatsby to leave town so he doesn't get caught
• Gatsby waits outside of Daisy's window, but he realizes she doesn't need help
Resolution
•George Wilson, Myrtle's husband kills Gatsby when he figures out, with Tom's help, that he killed Myrtle
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