Summary On Great Gatsby Essay, Research Paper
Summary of The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a book about rich people that arefighting about women, money etc. After I read this book Irealized that even if you are rich you don t have to behappy. There are two main characters: Nick Carraway and JayGatsby, both rich men. Here s the story in a shortversion… Nick Carraway is a young man from a wealthyfamily, living in a Middle Western city. The Carraway s aresomething of a clan actually. Nick s grandfather came herein 1851 and started a business, which his father carries ontoday. Nick graduated from Yale University in 1915, and justa little later he was in the Great War. When he came back hedecided to go East and learn the bond business. He came Eastpermanently in the spring of 1922. He found a house on theisland which extends due East of New York. He has abeautiful house in a place called West Egg. That was on LongIsland. He made contact with his neighbor living closest tohim, Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby was a very rich man with anenormous property. His house had a big lawn, a swimming pooland an exclusive garden. Despite all his money, he wasn t avery happy man. There was no woman in his life, justservants. His way of getting in touch with people wasthrough his parties. He had parties in his home all thetime. The house always got messed up, so the servants had alot to do the day after the party.
Nick got to know a lot of people, some better thanothers. One of the people he met was a man called TomBuchanan. He was the kind of man nobody likes. When he gotangry, he would take it out on his wife, Daisy. He wouldbeat her, once he even broke her nose. He always got drunkat parties and started arguments. He was also a cheater. Hehad a mistress named, Myrtle Wilson. She lived in anexpensive apartment in New York, which Tom paid for. Daisy knew about Tom s affair with Myrtle she justnever spoke a word to him about it. She actually fell inlove with Gatsby and when Tom found out he got very angry. What Gatsby didn t know was that Tom and Daisy had adaughter. When he found out that he didn t know what to sayor do. Daisy said that they couldn t meet anymore, that itwas over. Gatsby dies in the end. How you ask? I can t tellyou everything, that would ruin the ending for you. In theend, Nick left the East Coast and went home. He had seennothing but disasters and unhappiness after he came to WestEgg. BibliographyBram, Leon L. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Funk & Wagnalls NewEncyclopedia. 1996 ed.Bruccoli, Matthew J. Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1993.Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1925. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Tender is the Night. New York: Scribners Sons, 1934.Le Vot, Andre`. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tr. from the French by William Byron. Chicago: Doubleday, 1979