The Great Gatsby


The story takes place on Long Island, outside of Manhattan. Nick Carraway, the narrator, lives in West Egg , next to Gatsby.

Carraway's cousin, Daisy Buchanan, lives in East Egg.

The people of East and West Egg are rich; they live in mansions.

Main Characters

Nick Carraway: Narrator, fought in World War I, went to Yale, just moved to West Egg to be a bondsman

Daisy Buchanan: Nick's cousin, married to Tom Buchanan, lives in East Egg and has a 3-year old daughter

Tom Buchanan: Married to Daisy, played football in college, athletic, plays Polo, and lives in East Egg

Jay Gatsby: Lives in West Egg, fought in World War I and is a businessman

The Great Gatsby Notes