The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1547 Words Nov 30th, 2015 7 Pages
In The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a middle class man, named Nick Carraway, rented a house next to most popular guy in West Egg, Jay Gatsby. While at his cousin’s, Daisy’s, house, one of Gatsby’s parties came up in the conversation. Taking place during the “Roaring Twenties” or The Jazz Age, Gatsby threw the best parties; everyone came to them. The reader later learns that Gatsby was and still is passionate about Daisy and through the parties to impress her. Nick finally gets an invitation to one where he meets Gatsby himself. Gatsby sees Nick’s and Daisy’s relation as a way in to win over Daisy, even though she is married. Later, Nick invites over Daisy to his house for tea but does not tell her Gatsby is there with him. This ends in Gatsby and Daisy’s love rekindling. There are many symbols prominent in The Great Gatsby. One of which is the symbol East versus West Egg. In The Great Gatsby, there are two main towns: East Egg and West Egg. They are separated by the dirty, grotesque slums known as the Valley of Ashes. The rich people of West Egg made their money by working for it. This was frowned upon by the wealthy who inherited their money, the people of East Egg. Two residents of East Egg include Tom and Daisy while Nick and Gatsby both live in West Egg. In Chapter Seven, when Tom, Daisy, Nick, and Gatsby are in New York City having lunch, Daisy’s husband, Tom, notices Gatsby and Daisy’s affair. This makes Tom angry, even though Tom himself was…

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