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  • 1. The Great GatsbyThe Great GatsbyKees IJzerman April 2013

2. Storyline Nick Carraway rents a small house in WestEgg, Long Island Visits cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Notices they are not happy. Meets golf player Jordan Baker there. She informs Nick Tom has a mistress, Myrtle. Myrtle is married too: George Wilson, ownerof garage in the Valley of Ashes 3. Storyline Tom takes Nick to see Myrtle. Tom breaks Myrtles nose. Partying next door to Nick: huge house.(Jay Gatsby) Nick gets invited to one of these parties. 4. Party Time Click picture 5. Storyline Nick is introduced to Gatsby Gatsby take Nick to see Meyer Wolfsheim(shady character) Jordan tells Nick part of Gatsbys history:- poor officer, in love w. Daisy, go to war- Daisy married Tom (=old money) Gatsby returned from war: new Gatsby(rich, opulent lifestyle) 6. Storyline Via Jordan, Gatsby asks Nick to arrange ameeting with Daisy. They still love one another 7. Why did you marry him? Click picture 8. Storyline Gatsby & Daisy have an affair The five of them go into the city; at Wilsonsgarage Tom stops for petrol. Wilson has found out his wife Myrtle has alover, but doesnt know who. 9. You cant repeat the past of course you can!Gatsbys great hope. 10. Storyline At N.Y. hotel Tom and Gatsby fight over Daisy Tom accuses Gatsby of being a bootlegger Daisy breaks down and tells her husbandopenly that she loves Gatsby 11. You want too much 12. Storyline Daisy and Gatsby drive back in Gs yellow car. The other three later They see accident: Myrtle has been killed by ayellow car. Wilson finds out whose car killed his wife Thinking Gatsby drove, he kills him and the ncommits suicide. In fact, it was Daisy who drove the car. 13. Storyline Nick tries to get Gatsbys friends to attend thefuneral. Nick and Jordan break up. Only Gatsbys father turns up at the funeral 14. What does it mean? Fitzgeralds take on the roaring twenties. Easy money; shallow people. East Egg vs. West Egg Gatsby is killed because he loved and wasloyal. 15. What does it all mean? The Green Light at Daisys Dock: symbol ofGatsbys dream and the American Dream The Valley of Ashes: the dirt and rubbish thatis caused by trying to become rich. Great Gatsby: bootlegger, in with criminals,but good guy He dies; with him his dream dies: theAmerican Dream?