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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby


by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jordan Baker Timeline and Summary

  • Nick meets Jordan when he goes to see his second cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom.
  • Jordan and Nick start hanging out together, in the romantic sense of the word.
  • She reveals that she likes Nick because he isn’t careless.
  • Jordan introduces Nick to Jay Gatsby at a party they attend at Gatsby’s house.
  • Gatsby takes Jordan aside at the party to tell her something.
  • We find out that Jordan probably cheated in a golf tournament.
  • Jordan admits to being a horrible driver and says she’ll be fine as long as she doesn’t meet another careless person. She’s also a practical girl. And jaded.
  • Nick really falls for Jordan.
  • Jordan asks Nick if he’ll arrange for Gatsby and Daisy to meet.
  • Jordan goes to the city with Nick, Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy, and is present for the showdown between the two men.
  • She rides back to Long Island with Nick and Tom and is present when they come upon the hit-and-run aftermath.
  • She has an awkward phone conversation with Nick in which they seem to break up.
  • Later, after Gatsby’s death, they have a more explicit phone conversation. Jordan confesses that no one has ever broken up with her like that. She accuses Nick of being dishonest and of being a "careless driver."