Summary Of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby was one of many creative stories F. Scott Fitzgerald successfully wrote during his era. The 1920’s brought new things to Fitzgerald and his newly wedded wife, but once all the fame and glamour ended so did they. Fitzgerald’s life eventually came crashing down in depression and misery following the 1920’s, and he would never be the same. Fitzgerald became very vulnerable to this era and could not control himself, which came back to haunt him. Fitzgerald wrote the book in first person limited, and used Nick as his narrator to explain the dramatic story which revolved around the life of Jay Gatsby. Nick told of the roaring 1920’s, and how the wealthy people of New York lived and prospered, just like
Fitzgerald. Drinking, partying,
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Mike was growing impatient of the jury and wanted a decision the same day. He did not know how but he knew there would have to be a miracle to get the jury to decide soon. All of a sudden, Mammy stands up and walks to podium to speak of something. She started telling the story of Gatsby she was told at a young age by her mother, Daisy. She told Mammy of her love life with Gatsby and the amazing man he was. She then told the part of the story where Daisy told of the death of Myrtle and how Daisy was the one behind the wheel during the hit and run. Mammy began to cry and said Daisy knew she caused Gatsby’s death but did not realize it until it was too late. Daisy took responsibility for her actions, and Mammy was admitting that her mother was the murderer.
Once the courtroom settled down and Mammy stepped down from the podium after her huge announcement. Judge Moore then asked the votes of
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Not surprisingly, the jury chose Daisy the murderer of Myrtle Wilson and not Gatsby. The charges were simply to post in the paper and clear the name of Jay Gatsby. These requests were met and Mike’s first move was to go to the hospital to tell Nick. When
Nick heard of the great news he felt accomplished with his life, and was very proud of the job Mike had done for him. Nick knew how much Mike cared and he could never repay him for that. After Mike left, Nick knew he would not last much longer and that it was his time. He could now peacefully pass away knowing his grandson was happy and that his best friend had his name cleared. Nick
Carraway died later that night with a smile on his face.
Nick Carraway did not know Gatsby well, but after his passing Nick then realized the effect Gatsby had on his life. Nick finally realized how much
Gatsby did for him. He did not know the man meant so much to him until he was gone. He learned so much from the young man, and he helped him in many ways.
Gatsby gave so much to him and Nick never had a chance to repay him before his death. Nick died knowing he finally repaid Gatsby in a way they both could rest with a peaceful and free

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