The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 Summary

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In chapter four Nick starts off listing all of the people that visited Gatsby over the summer. Then we get a more in-depth look at Gatsby’s past. The story that Gatsby provides Nick is not very convincing but he does provide evidence of it like a medal he received and a class picture. Gatsby’s story seems even more false when Nick talks to a friend of Gatsby’s when they go out to lunch in New York one day. After their lunch Nick then goes to see Jordan Baker, who finally reveals to him what Gatsby had talked to her about. It is revealed that Gatsby is in love with Daisy Buchanan. Jordan tells how before Daisy married Tom, Daisy fell in love with Lieutenant Jay Gatsby when she lived in Kentucky. Even though they fell in love, Daisy chose to …show more content…
Not a rumored or the one that Gatsby claimed, it is what actually happened. Gatsby’s real name is James Gatz and he was born in North Dakota on a farm. He did attend college but it was one in Minnesota and he dropped after two weeks. He was too ashamed of his job of being a janitor to pay for his tuition. The following summer he worked at Lake Superior fishing for salmon and digging for clams. One day he warned Dan Cody who owned a yacht about an impending storm. Because of that he was very grateful and took in Gatsby as his personal assistant. He traveled with Cody to the Barbary Coast and the West Indies. One of Gatsby’s job as being Cody’s personal assistant was to take care of him when he was in a drunken stupor. This cause Gatsby not to drink. When Cody died he left Gatsby $25,000, but Cody’s mistress prevented it from happening. This inspired Gatsby to dedicate his life to becoming wealthy and a successful man. After telling us his past, Nicks gets on with the story, saying that he hadn 't see Gatsby nor Daisy for several weeks after the reunion of the two. He goes to Gatsby’s house and is surprised to see Tom buchanan there. Tom hand Mr. and Mrs. Sloane were off riding and they had stopped for a drink at his house. Gatsby seems nervous at Tom’s presence and invites him to stay for dinner, but he refuses. But to be polite they invite Gatsby to dine with them, which he accepts but they leave without him. On the following Saturday night Tom and Daisy go to one of Gatsby’s illustrious parties. Tom seems to have no interest in the party but he just wants to keep an eye on Daisy. Nick feels that this party isn 't at favorable as the other party and Daisy even seems to feel the same way. Tom upsets Daisy even more by accusing Gatsby of earning his wealth by bootlegging. Tom and Daisy leave and then Gatsby approaches Nick and is unhappy that Daisy did not have a good time. Gatsby wants things to be

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