The great Gatsby: summary

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Riassunto breve in inglese del romanzo scritto da Scott Fitzgerald, The great Gatsby (2 pagine formato docx)

THE GREAT GATSBY: SUMMARY

The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. In the summer of 1922 the narrator, Nick Carraway, from Middle West, decides to move to West Egg, Long Island, to enter the bond of business.

So, he becomes Mr. Jay Gatsby’s neighbour.
On his arrival in New York, Nick visits his cousin, Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom. The Buchanans live in the posh Long Island district of East Egg. Tom is a famous polo player of Chicago, while Daisy, at the beginning, seems the perfect woman.
At their house, Nick meets Jordan Baker, a beautiful young woman with cold, cynical manners. Later, the two become romantically involved.
Tom goes to New York with Nick to show him his lover Mirtle, and they meet George Wilson, her husband, who is also the owner of a garage. Few days later, Gatsby invites Nick at one of his party; the strange fact is that nobody has ever received an official invitation. Some time later, Gatsby visits Nick's home and tells him he comes from a wealthy San Francisco family, he was educated at Oxford after serving in the Great War and that he has been in love with his cousin for 5 years.

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THE GREAT GATSBY: SHORT SUMMARY

This isn’t his real story, he hides some secrets about his past and people thinks he is involved in illegal bootlegging and other underworld activities or, even, that he has killed someone. Gatsby asks to his new friend Nick to arrange a meeting between himself and Daisy; despite all troubles, the love between Gatsby and Daisy is revived, and the two begin an affair. In the meanwhile Gatsby tells Nick his true story: he was born North Dakota, poor, and the baron Dan Cody served as Gatsby's mentor until his death. Gatsby inherited nothing of Cody's fortune, but thanks to him, he was introduced into the world of wealth, power, and privilege. After his reunion with Daisy, Gatsby ceases to throw his elaborate parties. The only reason he threw such parties was the chance that Daisy might attend. Daisy, Tom, Gatsby, Nick and Jordan are in a hotel in New York when a bitter confrontation begins.

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THE GREAT GATSBY: VERY SHORT SUMMARY

The two lovers proclaim their feelings and Daisy says she has never really loved her husband. On the trip back to East Egg, Gatsby allows Daisy to drive his car in order to calm her ragged nerves but when they pass Wilson's garage, Daisy runs over Myrtle who is killed instantly. Nick advises Gatsby to leave town until the situation calms down. Gatsby, however, refuses to leave in order to ensure that Daisy is safe. Wilson wants to take revenge, and Tom makes him believe that Gatsby is the murderer and his wife's lover, so Wilson shoots Gatsby before committing suicide.

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THE GREAT GATSBY: RIASSUNTO BREVE IN INGLESE

After the murder, the Buchanans leave town to distance themselves from the violence for which they are responsible. Nick organizes Gatsby's funeral, but only Gatsby's father, Henry Gatz, participates. Thoroughly disgusted by life in New York, Nick decides to return to the Middle West. Nick muses that Gatsby, although people’s beliefs, is the only uncorrupted man. He just wants to turn dreams into reality; and this makes him "great." Nick also believes, that the time for such grand aspirations is over: greed and dishonesty have irrevocably corrupted both the American Dream and the dreams of individual Americans.

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THE GREAT GATSBY: CHARACTERS ANALYSIS

Jay Gatsby. The central character is Jay Gatsby, a wealthy New Yorker of indeterminate occupation. Gatsby is primarily known for the lavish parties he throws each weekend at his ostentatious Gothic mansion in West Egg. He is suspected of being involved in illegal bootlegging and other underworld activities. His private life is mysterious for all the novel until he reveals it to his friend Nick.