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Short Summary Of The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is told by the main protagonist in the story Nick Carraway, told sometime around or after 1922. Nick moves from the Midwest out to West Egg, Long Island to become a sales bondsmen. Nick lived right beside Mr. Gatsby’s mansion and right across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan. Nick goes to have dinner with her cousin and husband and meets a professional women golfer named Jordan Baker, that Nick has compelled slight feelings for. After dinner Nick heads home and sees his neighbor, Mr. Gatsby on the dock reaching for a green light flashing across the bay. One day Tom invites Nick to go to town with him and that’s where Nick meets Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s low class Mistress from the valley of ashes. Myrtle and her husband own a small gas station and garage. They then proceed to go to Myrtle and Tom’s apartment they have together in the city. Myrtle invites friends and they all drink and have a good time together until Myrtle and Tom get into a fight over Tom’s wife, Daisy. In rage Tom gets angry and hits Myrtle breaking her nose. After this incident, one afternoon Nick gets an invitation to his house for a party at Mr. Gatsby’s house. This is very unusual because no one ever gets a personal invite to Gatsby’s parties, they just show up to his extravagant parties. At the party he sees Jordan Baker and intentively meets Mr. Gatsby himself. Gatsby takes Jordan aside and tells her something that astonishes her. Nick and Jordan meet on a
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