This unnerves Tom, who has been having an affair with Myrtle, and he leaves in a hurry.
This gave Gatsby a healthy respect for the dangers of alcohol and convinced him not to become a drinker himself. Reporting in on the collapse of home prices and tourist spending in the exclusive Hamptons on Long Islandnot far from the fictional setting of Gatsby's home, the Wall Street Journal quoted a struggling hotelier as saying "Jay Gatsby is dead.
During the war, Gatsby reached the rank of Major in the U. Through Daisy's cousin Nick Carraway, Gatsby finally has a chance to reunite with her.
Gatsby wants things to be exactly the same as they were before he left Louisville: he wants Daisy to leave Tom so that he can be with her. The grateful Cody took young Gatz, who gave his name as Jay Gatsby, on board his yacht as his personal assistant. Tom borrows Gatsby's yellow Rolls Royce to drive up to the city.
Olaf College but dropped out a few weeks into his first semester because he hated supporting himself by working as a janitor. His humiliation at having to work as a janitor in college contrasts with the promise that he experiences when he meets Dan Cody, who represents the attainment of everything that Gatsby wants.
Cody became Gatz's mentor and invited him to join his ten-year yacht trek. Gatsby seems nervous and agitated, and tells Tom awkwardly that he knows Daisy.
Gatsby, distraught, protests that he can.
He attended St. Gatsby does not reveal to Daisy or to Nick the truth of how he came to acquire his wealth.