The Hobbit

The Great Gatsby – Chapter 6

Summary The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. (See Important Quotations Explained) The rumors about Gatsby continue to circulate in New York—a reporter even travels to Gatsby’s mansion hoping to interview him. Having learned the truth about Gatsby’s early life sometime before writing his …

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The Great Gatsby – Chapter 9

Summary Writing two years after Gatsby’s death, Nick describes the events that surrounded the funeral. Swarms of reporters, journalists, and gossipmongers descend on the mansion in the aftermath of the murder. Wild, untrue stories, more exaggerated than the rumors about Gatsby when he was throwing his parties, circulate about the nature of Gatsby’s relationship to …

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