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The Great Gatsby by Mind Map: The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby


Jay Gatsby

Born in North Dakota Very wealthy and famous Falls in love with Daisy Buchanan Throws many parties/distributes illegal alcohol Lives in a mansion in West Egg

Nick Carraway

(Part of Scott's personality) From MinnesotaWent to YaleFought in WWIMoves next door to GatsbyDaisy's cousinHonest

Daisy Buchanan

(based on Zelda, Scott's wife)Cousin of Nick CarrawayJay Gatsby loves herPromised to wait for Gatsby after warMarried Tom BuchananLOVES money $$Hits Myrtle with her car and blames Jay Gatsby

Tom Buchanan

Very wealthy manWent to school with Nick at YaleArrogantAffair with Myrtle Wilson

Myrtle Wilson

Wife to George WilsonAffair with TomDies by a car accident

George Wilson

Married to MyrtleDull personOwns an auto shopLoves his wife; even though the affairOver taken with grief when Myrtle diedEventually kills Gatsby for killing his wife

Jordan Baker

Daisy's friendNick has feelings for herShe is cynical, self centered, beautiful, and dishonest

Meyer Wolfsheim

Helped Gatsby sell the illegal liquorGatsby's friendFigure in organized crimes


Person to always be at Gatsby's partiesTakes advantage of Gatsby's moneyAsks about his tennis shoes in Gatsby's mansion after Jay has died

Major Theme

lack of values in a high class society


The main character is a man named Jay Gatsby. It starts off with a young man named, Nick Carraway, who moves to West Egg in New York. His next door neighbor happens to be a very popular, wealthy man by the name of Jay Gatsby. When he first moves in, he becomes closer with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom. They all attend Gatsby's parties later in the summer and Nick meets his love interest, Jordan Baker. They discover Gatsby's past secret love affair with Daisy and come to understand that the affair is continuing throughout the summer. When Tom becomes suspicious of this affair, he starts accusing Gatsby of crimes and put his hate towards Daisy (despite his own affair with a woman named, Myrtle). Later, Gatsby and the crew are driving into town and he accidentally kills Myrtle with his car. When Myrtle's husband finds out Gatsby did it from Tom, he kills Gatsby and then shoots himself. Nick ends the summer with Gatsby's funeral and leaves the town of West Egg, reflecting on the relationships he once knew.


Time: 1922

Place: Long Island & New York

Rising Action

Gatsby plans to meet with Daisy at her cousin's house

Falling Action

Myrtle's accidental death

Daisy rejects Gatsby when he sees her


Tom asks Gatsby about an affair with Daisy in the Plaza Hotel


Nick is at Gatsby's funeral

Leave back to Minnesota


Nick moving next door to Gatsby

By Francis Scott Fitzgerald