He asked him why he was there, and Gatsby replied, “I’m just going to wait here and see if he Pippens 5 tries to bother her about that unpleasantness this afternoon. She’s locked herself intoher room and if he tries any brutality she’s going to turn the light out and on again.” (Fitzgerald 154) Nick drove home, and meanwhile, Mr.Wilson was mourning his wife’s death and discovered more evidence of her secret life. He grabbed a paper bag and began walking down the road towards Tom’s house. The next morning, Gatsby went over to Nick’s house and revealed that Daisy was the person behind the wheel of the car that killed Mrs.Wilson. He invited Nick over to his house to go swimming, and Nick went home saying he would call. Daisy and Tom were shown sitting together at the table, holding hands. Mr.Wilson appeared at Tom’s house and had a conversation with him. They spoke for a while, and then Mr.Wilson left. Gatsbywent over to the pool and laid on a floaty. He was relaxing as Mr.Wilson appeared in his yard, holding a gun. He shot Gatsby and then himself. Later, Gatsby’s house was crowded by police and reporters. Daisy did not show up to Gatsby’s funeral, and neither did his business associate, Meyer Wolfsheim. Gatsby’s father appeared and toured his house, then he and Nick
went to Gatsby’s funeral. Nick had tea with Jordan, and he explained that he was moving back west. She explained that Tom and Daisy were going on vacation while their new house was being prepared, and Tom and Daisy were seen walking through with their suitcases. Tom tried toshake Nick’s hand, but Nick refused to interact with him. Nick asked what Tom told Mr.Wilson during his conversation with him, and Tom explained that if he had not told him the owner of the car that Mr.Wilson would have killed him. He then ignorantly explained that Gatsby deserved it because “He ran over Myrtle like you’d run over a dog and never even stopped his car.” Nick didnot tell Tom the truth about Daisy being the murderer. Then, Daisy appeared and invited Nick to come and see Pippens 6 their new house when they get back from vacation. The story ends with Nick feeling disgusted by the couple, and he had good reason to be.
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