The Great Gatsby Data Sheet Essay

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Title: The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pub. Date: April 10, 1925
Genre: Historical drama *Biographical Information about the author: F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 to parents, Edward Fitzgerald and Mary McQuillan.

At the age of 15, he attended the Newman School, a prestigious Catholic preparatory school in New Jersey where he met Father Sigourney Fay who encouraged Fitzgerald to pursue his literary ambitions.

He took part in World War I and then later married Zelda Sayre, the daughter
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The story is told by narrator, Nick Carraway who has moved to West Egg, a district of Long Island, a wealthy but unfashionable area populated by people who have become rich quickly and show off their wealth but have no social connections.

He meets his rich next door neighbor, Jay Gatsby who he meets at one of his parties held every Saturday in the hope that someone who he loves crazily comes to attend and meet him. On purpose, Gatsby has bought his house right across from the bay where he can see the green light to his love’s house.

Nick is an educated man from Yale and has social connections in East Egg which includes his cousins, Daisy Buchanan and a classmate of his, Tom Buchanan who is married to her.

Nick later learns from Jordan Baker, introduced by Tom and Daisy as a golf player and who he develops a relationship about how Tom and Daisy got married along with revealing that Tom has an extramarital affair which Daisy has some idea of.

Daisy’s past catches up to her when she meets Gatsby endangering the marriage, according to Tom, of him and
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The majority of the story takes place between
East Egg, where Nick’s cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom Buchanan live and West Egg, where Nick Carraway and his rich neighbor Gatsby live. East Egg and West Egg is separated by a bay that also separates Gatsby’s love, who lives in East Egg and Gatsby.
East Egg represents old money and the wealthier live there while the West Egg represents new money and “less fashionable of the two”; the ones who have become rich recently.

Significance of the opening scene:

The opening scene introduces the narrator of the story, Nick Caraway and the effect that a man named Gatsby had on him. Nick later introduces the readers to the rest of the characters and what he thinks of them (story is told through Nick when he was younger the mid-20s in
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