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The Great GatsbyChapterNotesCharactersOther1Narrator moves East. He lives in a small cottage.He is the neighbor of Mr. Gatsby. They live onthe water. He goes over to his cousin’s house fordinner. He meets Jordan Baker. They have dinner.Nick, narrator, finds out that his cousin’s husbandis cheating on her with a woman in New York.Nick leaves and goes home. He sees Mr. Gatsbyfor the first time in his backyard looking at thestars. Thinks that Mr. G is shivering/ shaking.Nick- narratorGatsby- Nick’s neighbor withmansionDaisy- Nick’s cousin, verylovable, flowerTom- Daisy’s husband, ex-footballplayer, strong manJordan Baker- friend of Daisy2Valley of ashes. The eyes of Doctor T.J.Eckleburg are blue and gigantic. They look froma pair of enormous yellow spectacles. Nick isintroduced to Tom’s mistress. Nick meets GeorgeB. Wilson, Myrtle Wilson’s husband. Tom,Myrtle, and Nick go to New York and they drinkinto the night. Nick meets Catherine. Catherinesays that Myrtle and Tom hate their partners.Lucille and Chester are also at this little party.Tom and Myrtle get in a fight about Daisy andTom breaks Myrtle’s nose. Nick walks out andChester invites him to lunch one day.George B Wilson- car repair man,Myrtle’s husbandMyrtle Wilson- Tom’s mistress(pg 25)Catherine- Myrtle’s sisterLucille and ChesterMcKee-neighbors of Myrtle’s place in NewYork3Nick gets invited to one of Gatsby’s parties. Hegoes and finds Jordan and hangs out with her. Hecontinues to look for Gatsby during the party.Nick and Jordan go into the house and find a manOwl eyed man- drunk guy atGatsby’s party who crashes his carGatsby- reassuring smile,understanding, elegant roughneck,
in the library drunk. The “owl-eyed” man is veryastonished that all the books are real. Nick andJordan are sitting at a table talking to a middleaged man who turns out to be Gatsby. Gatsbyinvites Nick to go hydroplaning with him. Gatsbypulls Jordan aside to talk to her. Nick claims thatJordan is dishonest. She apparently lied about herfirst golf tournament. Nick says that he is one ofthe few honest people he knows.~30 (pg 48)4Gatsby takes Nick to lunch. Gatsby tells Nick thathe was the son of wealthy people and that he wentto Oxford. Nick believes that Gatsby is lying, thathe didn’t go to Oxford. Gatsby then says hetraveled a lot after and then be went to war andbecame the first lieutenant. Gatsby shows Nick anaward he got from the war and a pic of him atOxford. A policeman pulls Gatsby over but letshim go once he realizes who he is. Gatsbyintroduces Nick to Mr. Wolfsheim. Gatsby saysthat Mr. Wolfsheim is a gambler. He apparentlyfixed the World Series in 1919. Nick sees Tomand introduces Tom and Gatsby. Gatsby tellsNick to talk to Jordan. Jordan says that Gatsbywant to reunite with his one true love, Daisy.

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