Chapter Summary Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In this chapter, we are introduced to the narrator of the story: Nick Carraway. Nick discusses his upbringing and comments on himself, telling the readers that he is “inclined to reserve all judgements”. We learn that Nick graduated from Yale, fought in World War 1 and he discusses that he tries not to hold those he meets up to his own personal standards.
Nick briefly mentions Gatsby and describes his personality as “gorgeous”. This is the first time we hear of Gatsby, and we are shown how highly Nick thinks of him due to the positive light Gatsby is painted in.
Nick moves to New York City in the summer of 1922, and has moved to a part of Long Island named West Egg. West Egg is where many of the ‘new rich’ live, whereas East Egg is home to the conservative and aristocratic ‘old rich’ who inherited their fortune, compared to those of ‘new rich’ standards who earned the money themselves. Nick discovers his house is right next to Jay Gatsby’s mansion.
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During this social gathering, we meet Tom Buchanan: Daisy’s husband and classmate of Nick’s from Yale and Daisy’s friend Jordan Baker who is a professional golfer.
During dinner, Tom discusses a book he had read and leaves to take a phone call in which Daisy follows him. Alone at the table with Nick, Jordan informs him of Tom’s mistress in New York.
After the uncomfortable dinner, Jordan retires to bed due to a golf tournament she has the following day. Daisy expresses interest in setting Nick and Jordan up in a romantic relationship.
When Nick arrives home, he encounters Gatsby for the first time. Gatsby is standing on his lawn, arms outstretched towards a green light that might have marked the end of a dock. When Nick looks back at Gatsby once more, he discovers he has vanished into the
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