Sep 05, Katherine Coble rated it it was ok This book was a bit of a disappointment. It came highly recommended from a number of sources and was described as a face-paced thriller of psychological suspence. It does start off with a thriller-esque vibe as one character is rushed to the hospital, his severed hand on ice. From there it turns swiftly into a fine example of a MFA thesis project-cum-blog, with much meandering pondering on the meaning less of life, the lack of direction in the Generation Y population, the uselessness of colleg This book was a bit of a disappointment.
To find a quotation we cite via chapter and paragraph in your book, you can either eyeball it Paragraph He rents a small house in West Egg, a nouveau riche town in Long Island. In East Egg, the next town over, where old money people live, Nick reconnects with his cousin Daisy Buchanan, her husband Tom, and meets their friend Jordan Baker.
Tom takes Nick to meet his mistress, Myrtle Wilson. Myrtle is married to George Wilson, who runs a gas station in a gross and dirty neighborhood in Queens. Tom, Nick, and Myrtle go to Manhattan, where she hosts a small party that ends with Tom punching her in the face. Nick meets his next-door neighbor, Jay Gatsby, a very rich man who lives in a giant mansion and throws wildly extravagant parties every weekend, and who is a mysterious person no one knows much about.
Gatsby takes Nick to lunch and introduces him to his business partner - a gangster named Meyer Wolfshiem. Nick starts a relationship with Jordan. Through her, Nick finds out that Gatsby and Daisy were in love five years ago, and that Gatsby would like to see her again.
Daisy and Gatsby start having an affair. He has always been extremely ambitious, creating the Jay Gatsby persona as a way of transforming himself into a successful self-made man - the ideal of the American Dream. Nick, Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Jordan get together for lunch.
At this lunch, Daisy and Gatsby are planning to tell Tom that she is leaving him. In Manhattan, the five of them get a suite at the Plaza Hotel where many secrets come out. Gatsby reveals that Daisy is in love with him. Tom in turn reveals that Gatsby is a bootlegger, and is probably engaged in other criminal activities as well.
Gatsby demands that Daisy renounce Tom entirely, and say that she has never loved him.
That evening, Daisy and Gatsby drive home in his car, with Daisy behind the wheel. Daisy hits and kills her, driving off without stopping.
Nick, Jordan, and Tom investigate the accident. That night, Gatsby decides to take the blame for the accident. He is still waiting for Daisy to change her mind and come back to him, but she and Tom skip town the next day.
Gatsby tells Nick some more of his story. As an officer in the army, he met and fell in love with Daisy, but after a month had to ship out to fight in WWI.
Two years later, before he could get home, she married Tom. Gatsby has been obsessed with getting Daisy back since he shipped out to fight five years earlier.
The next day, George Wilson shoots and kills Gatsby, and then himself. Wolfshiem explains that he first gave Gatsby a job after WWI and that they have been partners in many illegal activities together.
He shows Nick a self-improvement plan that Gatsby had written for himself as a boy. Disillusioned with his time on the East coast, Nick decides to return to his home in the Midwest.Lapping at the Peakby Ball-Nogues Studio, Stainless steel and paint.
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These essays are not intended to replace library research.
They are here to show you what others think about a given subject, and to perhaps spark an interest or an idea in you. Holden Caulfield and The Catcher in the Rye - A Character Sketch of Holden Caulfield In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield is the main character that the book revolves around.
Internal Constitution – Foreign Relations. Third Part: Ethical Life iii. The State. A: Constitutional Law B: International Law C: World History § The state is the actuality of the ethical Idea.
It is ethical mind qua the substantial will manifest and revealed to itself, knowing and thinking itself, accomplishing what it knows and in so far as it knows it.