The Great Gatsby - Chapter I
Nick Carraway's arrival to New York was in the summer of 1922. We have a self-made presentation of the I - narrator who says he is highly moral, tolerant and not judgmental about other people which he learnt from his father). He follows his father's advice.
- His apartment was situated on a corner of along Island called West Egg (though he has a cousin, Daisy, living with her husband Tom Buchanan on the East Egg). It was opposite Gatsby's mansion.
- Differentiation between West and East Egg --> The West is the land of the newly rich people who lavish wealth with a high interest in gothic architectures but they lack social connections; The East is characterised by the people with social connections and aristocratic leaders. Both seem to be in competition.
- Tom was an ex member of Nick's social club in the university he graduated from: Yale.
- Nick's invitation to a dinner at East Egg in Daisy and Tom's house in the presence of Jordan Baker, a golfer that participates in various competitions.
Moreover in the first Chapter the reader don't get to understand who "The Great Gatsby" was and how he made his money and weather.