The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Summary

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The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway. Although Nick is not the protagonist, he is key to the novel. He is a young man who is from Minnesota. He moved to New York City to learn the bond business. He lives in West Egg in a small house next to a Gothic mansion owned by Jay Gatsby. I’ll talk about him later. Nick describes himself in Chapter one as being quiet, tolerant, open-minded, and a good listener. The events in The Great Gatsby take place during the summer of 1922. One evening, Nock goes to East Egg, to have dinner with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom. Daisy and Tom introduce Nick to Jordan Baker, who is a competitive golfer. During the dinner, Tom leaves the table to answer the phone. Daisy secretly follows him.…show more content…
She is married to George. George is an owner of a run-down auto shop on the edge of the valley of ashes. He has no idea about Tom’s and Myrtle’s affair. George was asking Tom when Tom was going to sell his old car to him. When George leaves the room to go get chairs, Tom tells Myrtle to meet him on the train. Tom and Myrtle throw a small party in the apartment that Tom keeps for his affair. Nick claims that he has only been drunk twice in his life, and this was his second time. As the summer went on, Nick recieves an invite to one of Jay Gatsby’s famous parties. Gatsby throws a party every Saturday night in his mansion. At the party Nick runs into Jordan Baker and they spend the night together. Sometime before midnight, Nick and Jordan go looking for Gatsby. Instead of finding Gatsby, they meet a man with huge, owl-eyed glasses, whom Nick calls Owl Eyes throughout the novel. Owl Eyes was fascinated by all the unread books in Gatsby’s library. Around midnight, Nick and Jordan sit at a table with a handsom young man. The man says that Nick looks familiar to him; Nick and the man realize that they served in the same division during the war. The man introduces himself as Jay Gatsby. Throughout the night Nick becomes more and more fascinated with

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