kills Myrtle with Gatsby’s car. George Wilson has a nervous breakdown afterwards. Gatsby wants to take the blame for Daisy’s actions. 1. Gatsby’s rise of popularity starts going downhill, and he stops having parties.
Semear 4 2. Daisy hits and kills Myrtle Wilson with Gatsby’s car. Chapter 8 ➢ “‘They’re a rotten crowd,’ I shouted across the lawn. ‘You’re worth more than the whole damn bunch put together’” (154). Summary: Nick has breakfast with Gatsby. Gatsby tells Nick how he fell in love with Daisy and why they didn’t stay together: Gatsby was poor so Daisy’s parents didn’t approve. George Wilson falls farther into insanity. He comes to the conclusion that Gatsby killed Myrtle. He kills Gatsby and then himself. 1. Gatsby and Nick talk at Gatsby’s house for the last time. 2. George Wilson shoots and kills Gatsby and then himself, thinking Gatsby killed Myrtle. Chapter 9 ➢ “I tried to think about Gatsby then for a moment, but he was already too far away, and I could only remember, without resentment, that Daisy hadn’t sent a message or a flower. Dimly I heard someone murmur ‘Blessed are the dead that the rain falls on,’ and then the owl-eyed man said ‘Amen to that,’ in a brave voice” (174 - 175). Summary: Gatsby’s father comes New York after reading in the newspaper that his son died. Nick desperately looks for people Gatsby knew to come to his funeral, and he is disgusted by how many people didn’t care about Gatsby’s death enough to come to his funeral. When Nick called Klipspringer, Gatsby’s “boarder” and a freeloader, he was only concerned about getting his shoes back from Gatsby’s old house. Gatsby’s close friend, Meyer Wolfsheim, was hard to contact and when Nick finally had a chance to talk with him, Wolfsheim said he was too busy to attend. Daisy didn’t send flowers, let alone come to the funeral. Gatsby’s funeral ended up being small, with just Nick, Gatsby’s father, the Owl-eyed man, the West Egg mailman, and a few of his servants attending. 1. Nick meets Gatsby’s father, Mr. Gatz. 2. Nick goes to Gatsby small funeral, which is painfully ironic because Gatsby hosted huge, elaborate parties when he was alive.
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- Kimberly Kuhtz
- The Great Gatsby, Arnold Rothstein, Nick Carraway