The morning after the accident the eyes of Doctor T J Eckleburg i lluminated by

The morning after the accident the eyes of doctor t j

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The morning after the accident, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, i lluminated by the dawn, overwhelmed Wilson George Wilson believes they are the eyes of God and leaps to the conclusion that whoever was driving the car that killed Myrtle must have been her lover He decides that God demands revenge and leaves to track down the owner of the car He looks for Tom, because he knows that Tom is familiar with the car’s owner
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he saw Tom driving the car earlier that day but knows Tom could not have been the driver since Tom arrived after the accident in a different car with Nick and Jordan Wilson eventually goes to Gatsby’s house, where he finds Gatsby lying on an air mattress in the pool, floating in the water and looking up at the sky Wilson shoots Gatsby, killing him instantly, then shoots himself Nick hurries back to West Egg and finds Gatsby floating dead in his pool Nick imagines Gatsby’s final thoughts, and pictures him disillusioned by the meaninglessness and emptiness of life without Daisy, without his dream Chapter 9 Writing two years after Gatsby’s death Nick describes the events that surrounded the funeral Swarms of reporters, journalists, and gossipmongers descend on the mansion in the aftermath of the murder Wild, untrue stories, more exaggerated than the rumors about Gatsby when he was throwing his parties, circulate about the nature of Gatsby’s relationship to Myrtle and Wilson Feeling that Gatsby would not want to go through a funeral alone, Nick tries to hold a large funeral for him but all of Gatsby’s former friends and acquaintances have either disappeared or refuse to come, like Meyer Wolfshiem and Klipspringer Tom and Daisy, for instance, move away with no forwarding address The latter claims that he has a social engagement in Westport and asks Nick to send along his tennis shoes. Outraged, Nick hangs up on him The only people to attend the funeral are Nick, Owl Eyes, a few servants, and Gatsby’s father, Henry C. Gatz, who has come all the way from Minnesota Henry Gatz is proud of his son and saves a picture of his house He also fills Nick in on Gatsby’s early life, showing him a book in which a young Gatsby had written a schedule for self-improvement Sick of the East and its empty values, Nick decides to move back to the Midwest Nick breaks off his relationship with Jordan, who suddenly claims that she has become engaged to another man Nick encounters Tom on Fifth Avenue in New York City Nick initially refuses to shake Tom’s hand but eventually accepts Tom tells Nick that he was the one who told Wilson that Gatsby owned the car that killed Myrtle Tom describes how greatly he suffered when he had to give up the apartment he kept in the city for his affair Tom says that Gatsby deserved to die Nick comes to the conclusion that Tom and Daisy are careless and uncaring people and that destroy people and things
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