The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. He rents a tiny house in West Egg, dwarfed by a mansion owned by the most celebrated host of the season, Jay Gatsby. Daisy and Tom Buchanan.
Character biography[ edit ] James Gatz hails from rural North Dakota and was born into a poor farmer family. Olaf College but dropped out a few weeks into his first semester because he hated supporting himself by working as a janitor.
At seventeen, Gatz changed his name to Jay Gatsby and, over the next five years, learned the ways of the wealthy.
Induring his training for the infantry in World War Iyear-old Gatsby met and fell in love with year-old debutante Daisy Faywho was everything Gatsby was not: During the war, Gatsby reached the rank of Major in the U.
After the war as he also tells Nick Carraway years laterhe briefly attended Trinity College, Oxford. At his West Egg mansion, Gatsby hosts elaborate parties every weekend, open to all comers, in an attempt to attract Daisy as a party guest.
Gatsby does not reveal to Daisy or to Nick the truth of how he came to acquire his wealth. During several meetings, Gatsby tries to revive his relationship with Daisy to what had been five years ago. He seeks to woo her with his wealth and asks her to leave her boorish, faithless husband. The owner, George Wilson, shares his concern that his wife, Myrtle, may be having an affair.
This unnerves Tom, who has been having an affair with Myrtle, and he leaves in a hurry. During the party in an expensive hotel suite, the casual conversation evolves into a confrontation between Daisy, Gatsby and Tom.
In a fit of anger, Gatsby insists that Daisy always loved him, not Tom, and that she only married Tom for his money. Daisy admits she loved both Tom and Gatsby. From her upstairs room at the gas station, Myrtle sees an approaching car.
Mistakenly believing Tom has returned for her, she runs out towards the car, but is struck and killed instantly. Panicked, Daisy drives away from the scene of the accident. Gatsby is later found dead, floating in his pool.
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