o He was a poor soldier when he met Daisy; he was planning on “taking what he could get and leaving,” but he ended up falling in love with her.o Even when Gatsby was deployed and fighting in the war, he and Daisy stayed committed to each other.o After the war, Gatsby was scared to come home to Daisy because he didn’t have any money.o Daisy got tired of waiting on him, so she married Tom and let Gatsby know in a letter.o Nick and Gatsby stay up all night talking, and Nick tells Gatsby that all of his friends are rotten, and he is awesome.o Wilson is very upset about his wife dying, so he finds out from Tom that Gatsby owns the car that ran her over.o Thinking Gatsby was the one who was fooling around with Myrtle and killed her, George shoots Gatsby in his pool and then kills himself.· Chapter 9o After word gets out about Gatsby’s death, photographers, newspaper men, and police are constantly at Gatsby’s house, and Nick is left to deal with everything.o Nick tries to contact various people (including Wolfshiem) to help him, but no one is willing.o After reading about Gatsby’s death in a newspaper, Gatsby’s father shows up at his house.
o He is very proud of what Gatsby has accomplished and shows Nick a book that Gatsby had as a child; the book shows that, even when he was young, he had a lot of ambition and drive to better himself and accomplish his goals.o Kilpspringer, the descendent of Beethoven who used to live at Gatsby’s house, calls because he left some shoes that he wants returned; after Nick tells him about the funeral, he refuses to come.o The morning of Gatsby’s funeral, Nick visits Wolfshiem at his office in New York.o After trying to pretend that he is not there, Wolfshiem refuses to go to Gatsby’s funeral.o Besides Nick, Gatsby’s dad, and a minister, no one shows up for Gatsby’s funeral, even though hundreds of people used to come to his parties and take advantage of his hospitality.o Right before they put Gatsby in the ground, “Owl Eyes” shows up to pay his respects.o Nick becomes very introspective and talks about how much he misses the Mid-West and hates the East, especially after Gatsby’s death.o Before moving back home, Nick talks to Jordan because he doesn’t want any loose ends; she tells him that she is engaged, and she doesn’t think Nick is as honest as he claimed to be.o He also randomly runs into Tom and refuses to shake his hand; Tom has moved on and thinks Gatsby deserves what happened. He still doesn’t know Daisy was driving, and Nick doesn’t tell him.o On Nick’s last night in New York, he goes over to Gatsby’s house and sits on thebeach; he contemplates his friendship with Gatsby and how much he admired his hopeful outlook on life.
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