Chapters of The Great Gatsby pdf
– Nick Carraway introduces himself as the narrator and talks about his background.
– Describes his arrival to West Egg, Long Island and his rented cottage.
– Attends a dinner at the lavish mansion of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
– Meets Gatsby and is intrigued by his enigmatic persona.
– Learns that Gatsby is in love with Nick’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan, who is married to Tom Buchanan.
– Nick describes the desolate area between West Egg and New York City known as “the valley of ashes.”
– Tom takes Nick to George Wilson’s garage, where Tom’s mistress, Myrtle, lives.
– The group goes to New York City and indulges in excessive drinking at a party Myrtle throws.
– Tom and Myrtle have a violent argument, revealing the volatile nature of their relationship.
– Nick leaves the party feeling disgusted and disturbed.
– Nick attends one of Gatsby’s opulent parties at his mansion.
– The party is filled with extravagance, music, and an overwhelming number of guests.
– Gatsby’s partygoers are mostly uninvited and don’t even know him personally.
– Nick encounters Jordan Baker, a professional golfer, and they develop a mutual attraction.
– Despite the extravagant party, Gatsby himself remains elusive and rarely participates.
– Nick is invited to a lunch in New York City with Gatsby.
– Gatsby introduces Nick to Meyer Wolfsheim, a notorious gambler and business associate.
– Gatsby reveals his past and claims to be from a wealthy family in the Midwest.
– Caraway learns that Gatsby’s money comes from bootlegging and other illegal activities.
– Gatsby shows Nick a photo of himself with a group of Oxford scholars, claiming to have studied there.
– Gatsby invites Nick to tea at Daisy’s house, ensuring that Daisy does not know he’ll be there.
– Daisy is overwhelmed when she sees Gatsby again after years apart.
– Gatsby unveils his mansion to Daisy, showcasing his wealth and hoping to win her back.
– Nick leaves them alone, sensing their rekindled romance.
– Gatsby’s dream seems within reach, but he appears anxious about something.
– A reporter arrives at Gatsby’s doorstep, asking about his rumored criminal activities.
– Gatsby reveals his true rags-to-riches story to Nick.
– Gatsby’s original name was James Gatz, and he changed it when he met Dan Cody, a wealthy copper magnate, who became his mentor.
– Daisy attends one of Gatsby’s extravagant parties with Tom, and Gatsby is hopeful that Daisy will leave him.
– Gatsby’s parties become less popular, and his social circle begins to shrink.
– Gatsby starts throwing extravagant parties every week in an effort to impress Daisy.
– Nick, Daisy, Gatsby, Tom, and Jordan go to New York City together.
– Tom becomes suspicious of Gatsby’s wealth and intentions towards Daisy.
– The group decides to drive to Manhattan, with Tom taking Gatsby’s car.
– An intense argument between Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, and Jordan ensues at the Plaza Hotel.
– Gatsby tells Nick the truth about his relationship with Daisy and his extravagant parties.
– Nick finds Gatsby contemplating his future and feeling desolate because Daisy cannot leave Tom.
– Nick doesn’t attend Gatsby’s funeral, but becomes the only one who mourns his death.
– Gatsby’s father arrives to sort out the details of his son’s funeral.
– Nick ends the novel with reflections on the nature of dreams and the past.
– Nick returns to the Midwest, disillusioned with the East Coast and its materialistic values.
– Reflects on the demise of the American Dream, symbolized by Gatsby’s tragic fate.
– Carraway reaches out to Gatsby’s friends and acquaintances to attend his funeral.
– Leaves East Egg and feels detached from the people around him.
– The novel concludes with Nick’s contemplation of Gatsby’s admirable qualities and his perception of the transient nature of life.
The Great Gatsby summary