The Great Gatsby Summary
This video summarizes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby goes from a rich party guy in love with a married woman to dead. What happens in between? Well, decadence, bootlegging, a lot of girl drama for a start. But hey, that’s the Roaring Twenties.
|American Literature||20th-Century American Literature|
All American Literature
|Author||Fitzgerald - F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|Themes||Compassion and Forgiveness|
Lies and Deceit
Memory and the Past
Society and Class
Visions of America
This is Jordan. Nick and Jordan are kind of a thing.
Jordan reveals that Gatsby would really, really, really, really like to see his pre-war girlfriend
again and could Nick do a bro a solid and make that happen?
This is Daisy. Daisy is Nick's cousin. She's also the flame in Gatsby's heart...
...the twinkle in his eye...
...the spring in his step.
Bummer she threw over Gatsby and married Tom, the womanizing jerk.
Nick arranges the meet-and-greet between Gatsby and Daisy. It appears to go well...
...but Tom senses something amiss.
This leads to a showdown at the Plaza Hotel...
...where Daisy wishy-washes over Gatsby, and Tom reveals that Gatsby got rich off of bootlegging.
Gatsby has a sad. Daisy proceeds to run over Tom's not-so-secret
girlfriend, Myrtle, in Gatsby's car. Gatsby's willing to take the heat in the name of lurve.
Poor decision-making there, Gatsby. Dead Myrtle's husband shows up at Gatsby's house and takes
out the man he thinks killed his wife. Saddest. Funeral. Ever.
None of the millions of people who went to Gatsby's parties come.
It's just Nick, Gatsby's dad, and a random dude who once admired Gatsby's library.
There's one more shocking revelation to get through: it was Tom who told dead Myrtle's
husband that Gatsby killed Myrtle.
Tom is such a jerk. Nick decides he's had enough of the East Coast...
...so he packs his bags to return to the Midwest...
...but not before stopping to remember Gatsby, the man driven by desires and dreams.
And that... is your madcap recap.