Nick runs into Tom on fifth ave. Tom says that he told Wilson Gatsby killed Myrtle, He suffered giving up his city apartment he had affairs in, and that Gatsby deserved to die ● Nick said Tom and Daisy and careless people who don’t care about anyone and know that their money protects them from facing any consequences ● Nick says that this is a west story because everyone is from the west ● On his last night there he walks through Gatsby’s house, clearing away crude words written on the steps, He lays on the beach looking at the moon and thinks about what the first americans thought when they first saw this place and relates it back to Daisy and Gatsby and how their fate was inevitable Important events: 1. Hardly anyone showed up to Gatsby’s funeral. 2. Tom got rid of his New York apartment with great pain and says he will remain faithful to Daisy. Explanation of chapter: A couple of years later Nick describes Gatsby’s funeral. Several media personnel started spreading rumors about his death. Nick invited people to the funeral but very few show up. Nick got to meet Gatsby’s dad and they had a long talk. Nick moves back Midwest. On his last day on west egg he lays under the moon thinking about how Gatsby and Daisy’s love story was destiny. Relevant quote:”About five o’clock our procession of three cars reached the cemetery and stopped in a thick drizzle beside the gate…”(Fitzgerald, 149). This quote proves to the reader exactly how many people cared enough about Gatsby to show up to his funeral.
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