Nick lives in the West Egg, but his cousin Daisy lives in the East Egg, Long Island, NY. East Egg is where the upper class people live in, unlike the West Egg. Nick goes and visits his cousin Daisy in East egg for dinner with her husband as well. Her husband was Nick’s friend from lectures they together in Yale. When he goes to their house, there he meets Jordan Baker. Jordan talks to Nick about Daisy and Tom’s marriage. Jordan tells him that Tom has affairs with another woman, Myrtle Wilson. She lives in the valley of ashes, a gray industrial dumping ground between West Egg and NYC. Nick goes to NYC with tom and Myrtle to an offensive, rude, loud party in an apartment. That apartment as well is where Tom and Myrtle share together. Later on Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose because she mocks him about Daisy. That shows us that Tom is an aggressive, low tempered man.
Later on in the days Nick gets a surprise invitation to one of Gatsby’s famous parties. When he goes there he meets Jordan Baker at the party, then after a while they meet Gatsby. Gatsby is a young man who has an effect on an English accent, extraordinary, amazing smile, and he uses the word “old sport” a lot and calls everyone that too. Jordan talks to Nick and explains to him everything about Gatsby. Gatsby spends mo...
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... Nick makes a small funeral for Gatsby and Daisy does not attend it. He took the blame for her, and he is dead all because of her, he sacrificed for her. She and Tom decide to travel and take off. Also Nick breaks up with Jordan, and he moves back to Midwest because he has had enough of these people, and hates the people that were close to Gatsby and for bareness, emptiness, and cold heart they have of the life in the middle of the wealthy on the East Coast. Nick realizes, and reveals that Gatsby’s dream of Daisy was ruined by money and un-loyalty, dishonestly. Daisy all she cared about is wealth, she chased after the men that have a lot of money. Even though Gatsby has control, influence, and authority to change his dreams into making it into real life for him this is what Nicks says makes him a good man. Now both Gatsby’s dream and the American Dream are over.
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