the plot line
if you've read gatsby
, or at least watched the movie, you basically know what goes down. boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl get separated for a few years, girl meets and marries other boy, they all reconnect, and drama ensues. this plot includes gatsby, daisy, tom, jordan, myrtle, and nick. it's a lot of characters, i know, but we need all of them to make this lit! i'm going to call the characters by their names in the great gatsby
for the sake of this ad. alright... here's the quickest rundown i can offer:
gatsby met daisy the first year of college spring break. they were both eighteen and were mainly interested in socializing and partying. they hooked up the first day of spring break in miami, florida. it was basically sex at first, but by the end of the week, however cheesy, they really started to fall in love with each other. on the last day of break, they were even talking about marriage. the trip ended, though, and they each flew back to their respective colleges. daisy had given gatsby her phone number on a slip of paper, but he lost it. they both got busy with their lives and never reconnected, but gatsby couldn't stop thinking about her. daisy kept hoping that he would call and waited around for a few months, but he never did, so she tried to forget about him.
fast forward to now. daisy and gatsby are both 25 years old. gatsby is slowly becoming a multi-millionaire through his father's company. daisy has been married the past few years to rich, old-money tom buchanan. they met in college their junior or senior year and decided to get married on a whim. gatsby has been living in seattle for quite a while now, running his company, and daisy and tom have just decided to move there to settle down and (maybe) start a family. little does daisy know, the house they're moving into is right across the street from gatsby.