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‘He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity be- yond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.’ p.171 Now you have completed the novel, what does this quotation mean to you? The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since."Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,." he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.."
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Synopsis The narrator, Nick Carraway, begins the book by giving us some advice of his father’s about not criticizing others. Through Nick’s eyes, we meet his second cousin, Daisy Buchanan, her large, rich and aggressive husband, Tom Buchanan, and Jordan Baker, who Nick quickly becomes interested in romantically. While the Buchanans live on the fashionable East Egg, Nick lives on the less - elite but still cool, West Egg, which sits across the bay from its twin town. Nick soon becomes fascinated by Jay Gatsby, a wealthy and mysterious man who owns a huge mansion next door to Nick and spends most of his evenings standing on his lawn, looking at a mysterious green light across the bay. Tom takes Nick to the city to show off his mistress, a woman named Myrtle Wilson who is, of course, married. Myrtle’s husband, George, is a passive, working class man who owns an auto garage and is does not know what his wife is up to with Tom. Nick is not impressed by Tom’s uncaring ,unfaithfulness.
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