The Great Gatsby --- F. Scott. Fitzgerald


Nick describes his journey back to the West Egg from Daisy and Tom's Home...A worthy mention is our introduction to the advertisement billboard of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg and it's imposing eyes which brood over the solemn dumping ground. Upon this ash road lives Tom Buchanan's mistress...Myrtyle. Myrtyle and her husband live at her husbands place of work...a mechanic's garage.....Tom Buchanan previously made great efforts to get Nick to see his girl. Wilson is interested in purchasing Toms car....There home is rather drab and does not seem to be fitting to a person as extravagant as Myrtyle...Myrtyle even dresses extravengently in her home. Myrtlye is a dashing person with noticeable features of which include her partyish clothes and demeanor.She totally ignores her husband,Wilson, upon here meeting with Tom and Nick and walks directly towards Tom in greeting. She also is aggressive over Wilson as we are hinted when she orders him rather rudely to get some chairs for her guests. Tom arranges for him and Myrtyle to meet later unbeknownst to her they set off towards New York...we are given glimpses of the fussiness of Myrytle: She was extravenegent in purchasing goods at the train terminal....she waited and let three taxis go by until she found a fitting lavender colored taxi...she purchased a puppy for the fun of it. ThereafterTom and Myrtyle invite Nick into their rented apartment party much to his disagreement....he still however attends. Myrytyle's sister Catherine comes over..She too like Myrtyle is extravagant in her dress. Many others attended the party. Catherine shows her inquisitive side when she points out to Nick...the state of Myrtyle's and Tom's married lives....: Neither of them can stand the person they're married to. Catherine believes that Tom and Myrtyle should both divorce their present spouses and marry one another. Catherine also tells us that she frequents Gatsby's parties....this gains Nick's attention...he also here's the rumor that Gatsby is the nephew or cousin of Kaiser Wilheim. Catherine also retorts that Daisy's religion of Catholic is the barrier in divorce for Tom...this Nick knows is an utter lie since Daisy is not Catholic. The get together continues with gossip of Wilson lowerness and undeservingness of having Myrtyle as a wife...this comes from Myrtyle herself thus reinforcing her dislike towards her spouse for us. Tom and Myrtyle get into an argument over whether or not Tom should mention Daisy's this tiff Myrtyle gets her nose broken by Tom showing us that Tom's violent behavior focused on Daisy is not all that focused on Daisy alone!


The Chapter opens with a party going on at Gatsby's mansion. We are told that on every Friday, supplies and help arrive at the Gatsby mansion in preparation for another of his parties. In Nick's description of this state of affairs I notice a hint of envy in his voice. Also Nick seems to feel a bit left out of these parties especially since he lives right next door to Gatsby. Many of those who attended Gatsby's parties invited themselves and Nick was decent enough only to attend once an invitation had been sent to him. Gatsby himself never attended his little parties, but as later found out, he preferred to overlook the chaos from a high room atop his mansion. The parties in their content were very rude, bizarre and exciting...Guests varied in demeanor and type and made a mosaic of to be in attendance at this particular party was Jordan Baker, the Golf Champion. Nick attaches himself to Jordan due to his loneliness at the party. Jordan helps Nick meet a few other persons and the converse over their mysterious host....this is where we learn of Gatsby's solitude at his parties. Nick engages in a conversation with a man who he doesn't know is Gastby....he later finds out his identity when confusion rankles in their conversation...this marks their first meeting...Both Nick and Gatsby get along fine. Later, Jordan is called in for a personal conversation with Gatsby...In this conversation, they probably discuss Nick and Daisy being relatives and Daisy's state. Thereafter their conversation the party comes to a close and Gatsby invites Nick in for a Hydroplane flight...all these actions are probably done with Gatsby's