-1The Great Gatsby: Nick Carraway is the Novel’s narrator. Nick moves to West Egg Long Island in 1922 in order to get into the bond business. West egg is for all of the people who have new money and lack the social connections that are required to live in east egg. Nick’s next door neighbor is Jay Gatsby who throws extravagant parties every Saturday night. Nick actually does have connections in East egg and one night he goes to have dinner with his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchannon. They introduce Nick to Jordan Baker, a woman with whom nick begins a romantic relationship. Jordan tells Nick that Tom has a lover named Myrtle Wilson who lives in the valley of ashes. Soon after learning this, Nick takes a trip with Tom and Myrtle to New York where Tom keeps an apartment for the affair. At the party they throw, Myrtle taunts tom about Daisy and he gets so angry that he breaks her nose. Nick actually gets invited to one of Gatsby’s infamous parties. At the party he runs into Jordan and they meet Gatsby for the first time.
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