Nick Carraway, a man from Minnesota moves to New York in 1922. He rents a house in West egg district of Long Island. Nick's neighbor is a man named Jay Gatsby who is very mysterious and lives in a huge gothic mansion. Every Saturday night he throws extravagant parties. Nick's cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and her husband, Tom Buchanan, live in East Egg Long Island. Daisy and Tom introduce Nick to a friend of theirs named Jordan Baker. Tom and Daisy hint to Nick that they want him to start a relationship with her, which he does. Later on, Tom travels to the valley of ashes, a gray industrial dumping ground between West Egg and New York City. .
He goes there to visit his lover Myrtle Wilson. Tom takes Nick there with him to a party to meet Myrtle. At the party were many vulgar people and Nick did not have fun. As the summer progresses Nick finally get an invitation to one of Gatsby's legendary parties. There he sees Jordan and they meet Jay Gatsby. He is a handsome man with an English accent and calls everyone old sport. Gatsby asks top speak with Jordan alone and she finds out that Gatsby had known Daisy from before in Louisville and is in love with her. Gatsby now wants Nick to arrange a reunion between himself and Daisy. Gatsby wants Nick to invite her over for tea not knowing that he will be there. After an initially awkward reunion, Gatsby and Daisy reestablish their connection. They begin to have an affair. After a short while Tom becomes aware of Daisy's affair with Gatsby. At a luncheon at the Buchanan's house Tom notices they way Gatsby looks at her and clarifies their love for one another. Tom s deeply outraged by the thought that his wife could be unfaithful to him. He forces the group to drive into New York City, where he confronts Gatsby in a suite at the Plaza Hotel. Daisy realizes that her allegiance is to Tom, and Tom contemptuously sends her back to East Egg with Gatsby, attempting to prove that Gatsby cannot hurt him.