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"The Great Gatsby" proves its worthiness of an american classic. With multiple incidents of symbolism hidden between the pages, F. Scott Fitzgerald never ceases to amaze. With a simple story but a complex plot, the main character, Nick Carraway tells his tale of meeting Gatsby. SPOILERS: During World War 1, Jay Gatsby is stationed in Kentucky where he meets this woman named Daisy Fay. Gatsby lies to her saying he is rich, and they eventually fall in love. Gatsby is deployed, and Daisy says she will wait, but after a long time, she marries Tom Buchanan (a very rich man). Gatsby comes back from the war to find out Daisy Fay is now Daisy Buchanan, but in order to winner her back, he has to actually get money. He goes into the bootlegging business with Meyer Wolfsheim, the man that fixed the 1919 World Series. Gatsby ends up buying a house across the bay from Daisy's house in East Egg. Nick Carraway (Daisy's cousin) moves into West Egg (where Gatsby lives) in a small little house on Gatsby's property. Well I'm not going to tell you anymore.
READ THE BOOK! Do not listen to the other comments saying it is a bad book. My literacy teacher Ms. K from Grafton High School is OBSESSED with this book. If I were to say one bad thing about this book, I would get an F. But I'm not just saying it's good because of that fact, it truly is an amazing literary achievement. (Don't just watch the movie, their is so much more to the book, and the movie is not completely accurate).
Ugh. Would take it back if I could. If it weren't a classic for some reason...
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