Date of publication: 2017-09-01 06:51
Narrator Nick Carraway, an ambitious beginner in the New York world of finance, describes the circumstances of his arrival in the East and of his discovery that his home is next to that of the wealthy, mysterious Jay Gatsby (who throws spectacular parties), and across a narrow bay from Daisy and Tom Buchanan, a distant relative and her husband. One evening, after returning from a visit to the Buchanans (where famous athlete Jordan Baker was also a guest), Nick sees Gatsby staring across the bay at the Buchanans' home.
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Maureen Corrigan : It 8767 s got this strange schizophrenic reputation. It 8767 s a great American novel. I don 8767 t think anybody disputes that. I mean a few people dispute it, but they 8767 re idiots. It 8767 s almost like it 8767 s Wonder Bread. It 8767 s not sexy enough. It 8767 s so familiar that I think, again, it 8767 s downgraded a bit. When I would tell colleagues in the English Department at Georgetown that I was working on a book about The Great Gatsby, it was like, 8775 Oh, okay. 8776 It 8767 s like can 8767 t you find anything a little bit more off road to work on.
Those are some of the things I would maybe recommend doing, but if you can find a good audio version of The Great Gatsby, I think listening to it would be fabulous.
Would Gatsby ever have worn a waistcoat like that with his evening clothes? Obviously not &ndash he is doing his best to blend in and such an immediately obvious gaff wouldn&rsquo t be made.
If you 8767 re a fan of The Great Gatsby , So We Read On is a must-read. The insights Maureen provides made me appreciate Gatsby even more and helped me see a well-worn classic in a new light. I had a hard time putting this book down and as soon as I was finished, I was ready to pick up The Great Gastby and give it yet another read.
The car driven by Tom and carrying Nick and Jordan, a few miles behind Gatsby and Daisy, stops at the scene of the accident, where Tom and the others learn what has happened. The upset Tom then drives home, he and Jordan going into the house to see Daisy and Nick encountering Gatsby, who says that at the time of the accident Daisy was driving in an attempt to calm herself, but that he intends to confess. The next day, however, Gatsby is shot by Wilson's grief-stricken husband, who traced him through his unique car and who, after killing Gatsby, kills himself.
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It can be helpful to compare Gatsby to other characters, because it can make it easier to understand his attitude and motivations. Nick’s cynical nature makes Gatsby’s naiveté and optimism readily apparent, for example.
From an enormously wealthy Chicago family, Tom is a former Yale football star who sees himself at the top of an exclusive social hierarchy. He is conceited, violent, racist, and unfaithful.
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Second and most important, the book contained no important woman character, and women control the fiction market at present. I don&rsquo t think the unhappy end matters particularly.&rdquo
Gatsby claims to love Daisy, but he rarely takes into account her own feelings or even the fact that five years have passed since their first romance and that she's changed. In fact, he's so determined to repeat the past that he is unable to see that Daisy is not devoted to him in the way he thinks she is. Furthermore, Gatsby seems to love Daisy more for what she represents -- money, status, beauty -- than as an actual, flawed human being.