"One thing's sure and nothing's surer/ The rich get richer and the poor get - children. / In the meantime,/ In between time--" F. Fitzgerald in Great Gatsby. As one of the famous books with high literature value, The Great Gatsby has been the book worth admiring. Less than 200 pages of pure classic, Fitzgerald has written a readable phenomenon.
Nick Carraway tells the story of Jay Gatsby when he visits Long Island and spends the summer in a cheap rental home. Nick is surprised by the frequent parties Gatsby organizes which goes on for long. In the same area across the bay, live Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Daisy is Nick’s cousin who introduces Jordan, Daisy’s friend, and asks Nick to date her. A relationship starts between Nick and Jordan where he learns about Tom’s extra marital affair with Myrtle. Soon after the incidence, Tom and Myrtle along with Nick travel to New York. There at a party Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose as she speaks against Tom and Daisy.
Summer days pass and Nick gets an invitation of the glamorous Gatsby party. On his arrival there, he finds a lot of un-invited people enjoying. There Nick encounters with Jordan only to learn more about his neighbor Jay. Jordan and Gatsby find a place alone to talk about his and Daisy’s relationship five years before. He then asks Nick to arrange a reunion with Daisy but is afraid of the fact that Daisy would not entertain him. After an inception of reunion, they both reconnect their lost relation as she is impressed by his wealth and lifestyle.
With this Tom gets suspicious of his wife and confronts Nick to stop this as soon as possible. Tom forgets about his extramarital relationship and convinces Daisy that all of Jay’s wealth is illegal and Daisy realizes that her relation with Tom is of utmost importance. Over this incidence, when Tom, Nick and Jordan are on their way back home from New York (after Daisy and Gatsby have left already) they find the corpse of Myrtle. Upon the return to his house, Nick learns that Daisy was responsible for the driving accident which killed Myrtle but Gatsby was ready to take the blame. The next day Tom gives the details of the car accident to Myrtle’s husband who in rage before killing himself kills Jay in his pool.
At the end of the novel, Nick ends up his relationship with Jordan, arranges a funeral of Jay Gatsby where he learns more of Jay from his father Mr. Gatz. He regrets that not more than 10 people were present at the funeral and moves back west.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing highlights the prosperous days of American civilization. He describes every aspect of the higher society without losing its essence of emotional feelings and barriers associated with it.