Great Gatsby Reading Test Prep.pdf - summary set in...

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- summary: set in 1922 (roaring 20s) when alcohol was banned - father gives narrator Nick Carraway advice “remember a lot of people haven’t had the advantages that you have” - Nick says he doesn’t judge people (ironic) - Nick background - heading East to learn the bond business - West Egg vs. East Egg - Nick lives in West Egg, the “less fashionable” of the eggs, next to Gatsby’s mansion - Nick drives to East Egg to have dinner with Tom Buchanan and his wife Daisy , his second cousin once removed (previously spent time with them in Chicago) - at Tom’s house, Nick meets “two young women” - Daisy and Miss Baker - Daisy wants to go to New York; Tom talks about “civilization going to pieces”; Daisy gossips about the butler being a silver polisher - Baker gossips and tells Nick that Tom has a mistress in New York - Nick sees Gatsby staring at a mysterious green light - Nick sees optometrist advertisement: eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg - valley of ashes: between West Egg and NY - Nick runs into Tom on the train; Tom takes Nick to meet his mistress - Nick and Tom arrive at George B. Wilson ’s repair garage - Mrs. Wilson is Tom’s mistress; Mr. Wilson is completely oblivious to the affair - on their way to New York Fifth Ave, Mrs. Wilson wants a dog; Tom buys one for her - Nick meets Catherine, Mr. McKee, Mrs. McKee - everyone thinks Daisy is Catholic, and that’s why Tom isn’t leaving Daisy for Wilson - Tom gets angry about Mrs. Wilson saying Daisy’s name, and he breaks her nose - Nick wakes up with Mr. McKee, then leaves - imagery of Gatsby’s party - Nick thinks that he’s one of the few people who was actually invited to Gatsby’s party - Nick spends time with Baker, gossips about Gatsby with Baker and some of her friends - Owl-Eyes tells Nick that the books are real - Nick meets a man and they have a pleasant conversation; surprise, it’s Gatsby - Gatsby asks to speak with Baker alone; foreshadowing - car crash outside Gatsby’s driveway - narrative break - Nicks talks about his life in the East; sort of in love with Baker; calls himself the most honest man - Nick and Gatsby head to town together, where Gatsby introduces Mr. Wolfsheim
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