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Daisy comes over for tea. She and Gatsby meet again after almost five years. They visit Gatsby's house. He reevaluates all his possessions through her eyes. His count of enchanted items is diminished by one (the green light), and his dreams of Daisy are far beyond the reality (though he's still somewhat oblivious to this fact, just yet).
Aug 23, 2019 09:13AM
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Gatsby's funeral and the shallowness of everyone who knew him. "I think it was more real to him now than the house itself." (p. 172) "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and ctreatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made..." (p.179)
Aug 30, 2019 05:15PM
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Jean Tessier
Jean Tessier is on page 163 of 180
Gatsby's world comes crashing down. He retells his brief romance with Daisy. Nick retells the journey of Wilson after the death of his wife. The last moments of Gatsby as he goes to the pool. All things ethereal vanish and everyone is left with the harsh materialistic reality.
Aug 29, 2019 12:24PM
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Jean Tessier
Jean Tessier is on page 147 of 180
All go to tea at Daisy's. Gatsby was to tell Tom. They all go to the Plaza, where the tension boils over. Daisy cannot cancel out her life with Tom. Tom reveals the smallness of Gatsby. On the drive home, Daisy his and kills Mrs Wilson. Everyone will cover it up.
Aug 26, 2019 07:08PM
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Jean Tessier
Jean Tessier is on page 113 of 180
The origins of Gatsby. Tom comes to Gatsby's with some snobs. Gatsby does not understand Old Money. Daisy comes to a party but doesn't like it. Nick sees the party through Daisy's eyes and sees the shallowness of New Money. She looks back with nostalgia to her memories with Gatsby. Gatsby wants to repeat the past.
Aug 25, 2019 06:59PM
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Jean Tessier
Jean Tessier is on page 81 of 180
Nick has lunch with Gatsby and Wolfshiem, then hears the story of Daisy and Gatsby from Jordan over tea. He feels a lot of it is far-fetched, but there is evidence! He ends up kissing Jordan.

The movie was much more over the top, with Gatsby driving crazily, and the speakeasy for lunch. The movie also downplays Nick's feelings for Jordan.
Aug 22, 2019 09:22AM
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Jean Tessier
Jean Tessier is on page 61 of 180
The party at Gatsby's. Gatsby's smile. Nick starts to appreciate Jordan more, while at the same time realizing she is dishonest. Nick thinks he, himself, is honest.
Aug 14, 2019 11:53AM
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Jean Tessier
Jean Tessier is on page 39 of 180
The party with Tom and Myrtle and the McKeys at the tiny apartment on W 158th Street. Tom loses his temper and strikes Myrtle.
Aug 13, 2019 09:28AM
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Jean Tessier
Jean Tessier is on page 23 of 180
Nick's background and the dinner at the Tom Buchanans. Nick has difficulty penetrating the code and nuances of the Very Rich / Old Money. First glimpse of Gatsby and the green light across the bay.
Aug 09, 2019 08:25PM
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Jean Tessier is on page 4 of 180
Intro talks of reading as a youth vs reading as an adult. Foreword by Fitzgerald's grand-daughter talks about living in a famous author's shadow.
Aug 09, 2019 12:36PM
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