The Three Houses in the Great Gatsby

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The houses of the three main characters in The Great Gatsby represent different characteristics of their dwellers. Gatsby is a flashy and superficial man with a one track mind. He lives next to Nick who is simple and observant. Nick's half cousin is Daisy, who lives across the water from Nick and Gatsby. She is superficial and cynical. Daisy's house is a fairly large and elaborate Georgian Colonial mansion, located on East Egg. She lives there with her husband Tom Buchannan. The house is spacious, much like the Buchanna's marriage, but it has nice furniture and antiques so that it appears to be comfortable and quaint, and one would assume that a happy family lived it. Tom and Daisy, like the house, aren't really happy, or in love, but they have all the right properties and conveniences to cover the real situation up. Daisy didn't really want to marry Tom, and she new that at her wedding. Now, her marriage is falling apart, especially because Tom is having an affair and Daisy knows it. Neither of them really care about their child, and Daisy is completely s uperficial. She always acts bored with life and like everything is a pain, she seems to do everything for show. Directly across the water from Daisy is locater Gatsby's huge and ostentatious house. Gatsby purposefully picked this spot because he centers his life around Daisy. Everything he does is in an effort to impress her, get closer to her, or attract her attention. He is very much in love with her and has been for a long time. He'd do anything for her, but he doesn't really care about anyone else. He just uses Nick as a tool to get to Daisy, and is kind of condescending with him. He always calls him 'old sport∝. From his house Gatsby can watch the green light on Daisy's dock.
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