The Great Gatsby

  • Gatsby works on Lake Superior

    Gatsby works on Lake Superior
    "For over a year he had been beating his way along the south shore of Lake Surperior as a clam-digger and a salmon fisher or in any other capacity that brought him food and bed." (98)
  • Gatsby meets Dan Cody

    Gatsby meets Dan Cody
    "When he saw Dan Cody's yacht drop anchor over the most insidious flat on Lake Superior." (98)
  • Changes his name

    "It was James Gatz who had been loafing along the beach that afternoon in a torn green jersey and a pair of canvas pants, but it was already Jay Gatsby who borowed a rowboat, pulled out to the Tuolomee, and informed Cody that a wind mught catch him and break himi up in half an hour." (98)
  • Gatsby leaves with Dan

    Gatsby leaves with Dan
    "And when the Tuolomee left for the West Indies and the Barbary Coast so did Gatsby." (100)
  • Gatsby spends five years with Dan

    Gatsby spends five years with Dan
    "The arrangement lasted five years, during which the boat went three times around the Continent." (100)
  • Dan dies

    "It might have lasted indefinitely except for the fact that Ella Kaye came on board one night in Boston and a week later Dan Cody inhospitaly died." (100)
  • Gatsby doesn't get his money

    Gatsby doesn't get his money
    "And it was from Cody that he inherited money--a legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars. He didn't get it." (100)
  • Gatsby meets Daisy

    Gatsby meets Daisy
    "The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at some time, and because it seemed romantic to me I have remembered the incident ever since. His name was Jay Gatsby, and I didn't lay eyes on him again for over four years--even after I'd met him on Long Island I didn't realize it was the same man." (75)
  • Gatsby leaves for the war

    Gatsby leaves for the war
    "Wild rrumors were circulating about her--how her mother had found her packing her bag one night to go to New York and say good-by to a soldier who was going overseas." (75)
  • Daisy gets married to Tom

    "In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago, with more pomp and circumstance than Louisville ever knew before." (75)
  • Gatsby gets home from the war

  • Gatsby buys the house across the bay from Daisy

    " 'Gatsby bought that house so that he would be just across the bay.' " (78)