That night, Nick comes home from the city after a date with Jordan. As Nick walks home, Gatsby startles him by approaching him from across the lawn. Gatsby seems agitated and almost desperate to make Nick happy—he invites him to Coney Island, then for a swim in his pool. Nick realizes that Gatsby is nervous because he wants Nick to agree to his plan of inviting Daisy over for tea. Nick tells Gatsby that he will help him with the plan.
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Chapter 6 opens with an air of suspicion as a reporter comes to Gatsby, asking him "if he had anything to say. Nick fills the reader in on Gatsby's real background, which is in sharp contrast to the fabricated antecedents Gatsby told Nick during their drive to New York. Prior to that time, Gatsby spent part of his young adulthood roaming parts of Minnesota shaping the aspects of the persona he would assume.
The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of Many literary critics consider The Great Gatsby to be one of the greatest novels ever written. The story of the book primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession to reunite with his ex-lover, the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus , The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence , idealism , resistance to change, social upheaval and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary [a] tale regarding the American Dream. Fitzgerald, inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's North Shore , began planning the novel in , desiring to produce, in his words, "something new —something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.
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