Jay Gatz was a young, dashing soldier when he first fell in love with Daisy. The gorgeous socialite was the attraction of many men. When Jay was sent off to fight, little did he know that things would be very different when he returned. Upon his arrival back to the States, he was hit with the shock of the news of Daisy’s marriage to hunky football star, Tom Buchanan. Downcast but not deterred, Jay changes his name to Gatsby, becomes filthy rich through corrupt ways, and purchases the mansion across the lake from Daisy’s house. He wiles away his time throwing big parties, hoping that one day Daisy will come, but only strangers come. Daisy, meanwhile, struggles with an unfaithful husband. The narrator of the story, Nick Callaway, brings the two together at his house next door to Gatsby’s, and they are reminded of their love long ago. Through many events, Tom’s lover is run over and killed by Daisy (on accident), and Gatsby convinces her that she never loved Tom in the first place. In the end, Gatsby is shot in a pool by Tom’s lover’s husband, who mistakes Gatsby for his wife’s killer, and no one attends his funeral. No one.