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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is typically considered F. Scott Fitzgerald's greatest novel. The Great Gatsby study guide contains a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

While The Great Gatsby is a highly specific portrait of American society during the Roaring Twenties, its story is also one that has been told hundreds of times, and is perhaps as old as America itself: a man claws his way from rags to riches, only to find that his wealth cannot afford him the privileges enjoyed by those born into the upper class. The central character is Jay Gatsby, a wealthy New Yorker of indeterminate occupation. Gatsby is primarily known for the lavish parties he throws each weekend at his ostentatious Gothic mansion in West Egg. He is suspected of being involved in illegal bootlegging and other underworld activities.

The narrator, Nick Carraway, is Gatsby's neighbor in West Egg. Nick is a young man from a prominent…

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Posted By sarah h #379873 at Jul 29, 2014 11:55 AM

could you describe tom buchanan in 400 words?

How would you describe tom Buchanan? I know his physical appearance but describe his actions, feelings,his role in the novel, thoughts, motivations, and relationships with other characters. Stuff like that I just need some ideas. Its know stuff about him but not enough he was very wealthy arrogant and all that stuff but to describe him in at least 400 words?

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Posted By ben l #199621 at Mar 05, 2012 12:47 AM

Do you think that Tom knew that Daisy killed Myrtle?

At the end of chapter 7, Nick sees Tom and Daisy conversing over a meal...she had returned to the protection of Tom's money and influence...

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Posted By halee l #377312 at Jun 21, 2014 1:03 PM

did Tom know Daisy killed Myrtle?

nick overheard them talking about getting out of town.

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