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The Great Gatsby
Transcript of The Great Gatsby
In the novel, while swimming in his pool, Gatsby is shot and killed by George Wilson. (pg. 161-162) During Gatsby's last minutes of his life, Nick called Daisy, but she and Tom had vanished without any warning or any say. (pg. 164) Then, after Gatsby finally died, Nick was desperate to find people who could care for Gatsby and attend his funeral but no one cared to accept the invite, not even Wolfsheim. (pg. 165-171) In the end, only Mr. Gatz, Nick, and the owl-eyed man attended the funeral. (pg. 174) After all the commotion, Nick went away and returned back to the West and now the time period is during winter season. (pg. 175) In addition to the resolution, Jordan and Nick awkwardly bumped into each other on page 177. They discussed things over about their broken relationship and Jordan stated that Nick had "thrown her over," and they broke up, despite how angry Nick felt. As the year passed, Nick also encountered one of his old "friends," Tom, in October. During that afternoon, Tom confessed that he told George Wilson the truth about Myrtle's death, in which led George to kill Gatsby that day. (pg. 178) Nick is shocked about what Tom had told him and couldn't believe Daisy because in reality, it was really Daisy who killed Myrtle. The absence of Gatsby leaves Nick with an empty feeling so he spends Saturday nights in New York city to remind him of Gatsby and his famous, lively parties. (pg. 179)
Conflict: Man vs. Himself
Nick Carraway tells a story of his time in New York and a man by the name of Jay Gatsby. He starts his story with moving into the West Egg, which he declares as "the less fashionable of the two" (pg. 5). He visits his cousin Daisy Buchanan, and her husband Tom Buchanan whom he declares to also be an old buddy from Yale (pg. 5). The visit with Daisy was very brief consisting of phone calls from "Tom's Woman" (pg. 14), and chatter by Jordan Baker about a man named "Gatsby", which seemed to surprise Daisy (pg. 11). After the visit, Nick returns to the West Egg only to find a man at the dock, who is revealed to be Gatsby, reaching out to a faint green light at the end of the dock (pg. 20).
In chapter 7, the turning and most exciting point of the novel is revealed. On this eventful day, also the hottest day of summer, Daisy makes lunch and invites all of the other four people she's been hanging out with lately: Nick, Jordan, Tom and Gatsby, whom she has been rendezvousing with for the past several weeks. They all gathered together in the Buchanan's house and with this blistering weather, Daisy is desperate to go somewhere else In the midst of her complaints, she compliments Gatsby and says, " You look cool. . . You always look cool." (pg. 119.) Tom noticed the spark between the Gatsby's and Daisy's eyes as they stared admiringly into each other's eyes, and so Tom panics and forces everyone to go to town (pg. 119.) As the five of them drive into town, they decide to just rent a suite in the Plaza. (pg. 126) There, in the suite, an argument between Tom and Gatsby broke loose. (pg. 128.) It started when Tom started to make a rude remark about Gatsby's "old sport" expression and confronted Gatsby about " what kind of row" gatsby was trying to cause with his wife, Daisy. (pg.129.) Firing back, Gatsby confront Tom and stated that Daisy doesn't love Tom and instead, she loves Gatsby. (pg. 130.) He also confesses that their little romance has been going on for five years. (pg. 131.)
"above the gray land and the spasm of bleak dust which drift endlessly
over it, you percieve, after a moment, The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg."
Jordan meets Nick for tea , then reveals that Gatsby and Daisy were once in a relationship. She married Tom while he was at war, and yet Gatsby has loved her for the past five years , though haven't met since. He held big parties, in hopes she would come to one
Gatsby's able to impress Daisy after reuniting. It is then revealed he was once a poor man named James Gatz but inherited his wealth from a past employer who cared for him.
Gatsby and Daisy continue meeting and begin a naive, flirtatious relationship. Tom becomes suspicicous of them, and Gatsby tries his hardest to please, impress, and keep his secrets hidden from Daisy.
Tom lets Daisy and Gatsby drive home together, knowing Gatsby can't do anything to her, then leaves with Jordan and Nick.
While driving home; Tom, Nick, and Jordan learn there was a car accident at Wilson's garage where Myrtle was killed.
It is learned that after arguing with George Myrtle ran into the street to stop a car, but was run over by it.
After going home, Gatsby tells Nick that Daisy was the one who ran her over, but he would take the blame.
Gatsby wanted to get closer to Daisy through Nick, so Nick decided to invite Daisy to his (Nick's) home where they can meet once again.
As Nick attends more parties and rides around with Gatsby in his yellow car, he learns more about his past. Gatsby then says that Jordan will tell him about "the sad thing that happened to him."
Nick receives an invitation to attend one of Gatsby's extravagant parties. He encounters Jordan, and hears suspicious rumors about Gatsby from the flamboyant guests before finally meeting him.
Tom takes Nick to a garage belonging to George Wilson, and meets Tom's mistress: George's wife, Myrtle. Tom and Nick then head to her apartment for a party.
After learning it was a yellow car that hit Myrtle, Tom made George think Gatsby killed her.
Gatsby contemplates and nostalgically looks back on his precious love for Daisy, then decides to drain his pool.
Gatsby waits outside Daisy's house as she talks to Tom all night, then returns home the next day, sullen.
Daisy tries to truthfully speak her mind, but because of Tom, she decides to stay with him, despite her claiming to "love" them both.
Within the novel, "The Great Gatsby", multiple conflicts are portrayed. One of the main being Gatsby's desire to have Daisy. Throughout the novel Gatsby tries to win over Daisy with his fortune and huge parties. Although given the circumstances of Gatsby's past Daisy does not accept him and he is unable to have her. First introduced as Nick's cousin, Daisy is a special attraction to Gatsby. (page 8) Gatsby eventually falls in love with her and has an affair with her. Daisy's husband, Tom is also having an affair. Yet he believes it is wrong for her to do it to him. Man vs. Himself is the exposed trait within this conflict, since Gatsby is willing to change himself for one person. Gatsby's love for Daisy later leads to his death after a series of events. (page 162)