After graduating from Yale and serving in WWI, Nick moves to West Egg, Long Island, in order to become a “well-rounded man” and to recapture some of the excitement and adventure he experienced in the war. His small, inexpensive house is situated next to the enormous and gaudy mansion of Jay Gatsby. Nick visits his cousin Daisy and her wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, whom he knew from their college days at Yale, where Tom was a star football player. The house is extravagantly decorated and Tom is gruff, aggressive, and physically intimidating. Daisy and her friend Jordan Baker are wearing white dresses that flutter in the wind. Daisy speaks in a low, alluring voice and their conversation is scattered and superficial.
We can do it today.