In The Great Gatsby, where does Jordan Baker live—at the Plaza Hotel or at an apartment in Manhattan? I'm making a map project but I can't find Jordan Baker's aunt's apartment.

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bigdreams1 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Jordan lives in her aunt's apartment in Manhattan. The Plaza Hotel was where Jordan, Nick, Daisy, Gatsby, and Tom rented a room on that hot, summer day to get away from the heat.

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Jordan Baker is one of the three main female characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal novel The Great Gatsby. In Chapter Three of the novel, Jordan attends the party at Gatsby's to which Nick has been invited. As he stands idly, Nick sees Jordan "looking with contemptuous interest" down into the garden. Nick calls to her and she holds his hand "impersonally." They stroll around for a while, then enter Gatsby's house where Jordan is invited to speak with him. While she is gone, Nick asks for his hat. The library door opens and Jordan and Gatsby come out together. Jordan's party are calling to her, but she lingers long enough to shake Nick's hand. She tells Nick to come and see her; she is in the phone book under the name of Mrs. Sigourney Howard, who is her aunt. "She was hurrying off as she talked--her brown hand waved a jaunty salute as she melted into her party at the door." When Jordan says "the phone book," she implies the New York phone book, most likely Manhattan where the wealthy live.


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