Defining the Twenties in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Scott Fitzgerald and it was published in 1925. This novel is one that defines the Twenties. The speaker of the book is a young man who goes by the name of Nick Carraway, who is from Minnesota. Throughout the book, he both narrates the story and casts himself as the author of this book. His father taught him to reserve judgment about other people that crossed his path. This is because if he deals with them through his moral standards, then he will misunderstand them and their purpose. In the summer of 1922, he has arrived in New York to work in the bond business. He rented a house in Long Island called West Egg. Nick has a next door neighbor named Jay Gatsby, who lives in a mansion and has parties every Saturday night. Nick was educated at Yale University and he has social connections at East Egg. One evening, Nick goes to dinner with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and her husband, Tom, one of Nick’s classmates at Yale. At dinner, Daisy and Tom introduce Nick to a beautiful young woman named Jordan Baker, and eventually Nick begins a relationship with her. Jordan also tells Nick that Tom has an affair with a girl from the valley of ashes called Myrtle Wilson.
As the summer goes on, Nick gets an invitation to one of Gatsby’s parties. When he gets to the party, he finds that Jordan Baker is also there. Later in the party Jordan and Gatsby talk and Gatsby tells Jordan that he is deeply…

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