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The morning after the accident,the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, illuminatedby the dawn, overwhelmed WilsonGeorge Wilson believes they arethe eyes of Godand leaps to the conclusionthatwhoever was driving the car that killed Myrtle must have been her loverHe decides that God demands revenge and leaves to track down theowner of the carHe looks for Tom, because he knows that Tom is familiar with the car’s owner
he saw Tom driving the car earlier that day but knows Tom could not havebeen the driver since Tom arrived after the accident in a different car withNick and JordanWilson eventually goes to Gatsby’s house, where he findsGatsby lying on an airmattress in the pool, floating in the water and looking up at the skyWilson shoots Gatsby, killing him instantly, then shoots himselfNick hurries back to West Egg and finds Gatsby floating dead in his poolNick imagines Gatsby’s final thoughts, and pictures him disillusioned by themeaninglessness and emptiness of life without Daisy, without his dreamChapter 9Writing two years after Gatsby’s death Nick describes the events that surrounded thefuneralSwarms of reporters, journalists, and gossipmongers descend on the mansion inthe aftermath of the murderWild, untrue stories,more exaggerated than the rumors about Gatsby when hewas throwing his parties,circulate about the nature of Gatsby’s relationshipto Myrtle and WilsonFeeling that Gatsby would not want to go through a funeral alone,Nick tries to hold alarge funeral for himbut all of Gatsby’s former friends and acquaintances have either disappeared orrefuse to come, like Meyer Wolfshiem and KlipspringerTom and Daisy, for instance, move away with no forwarding addressThe latter claims that he has a social engagement in Westport and asks Nick to sendalong his tennis shoes.Outraged, Nick hangs up on himThe only people to attend the funeral are Nick, Owl Eyes, a few servants, andGatsby’s father, Henry C. Gatz, who has come all the way from MinnesotaHenry Gatz is proud of his son and saves a picture of his houseHe also fills Nick in on Gatsby’s early life, showing him a book in which a young Gatsbyhad written a schedule for self-improvementSick of the East and its empty values, Nick decides to move back to the MidwestNickbreaks off his relationship with Jordan,who suddenly claims that she hasbecome engaged to another manNick encounters Tom on Fifth Avenue in New York CityNick initially refuses to shake Tom’s hand but eventually acceptsTom tells Nick that he was the one who told Wilson that Gatsby owned the car thatkilled MyrtleTom describes how greatly he suffered when he had to give up the apartment hekept in the city for his affairTom says that Gatsby deserved to dieNick comes to the conclusion thatTom and Daisy are careless and uncaring peopleand that destroy people and things

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Term
Spring
Professor
Jacqueline Malone
Tags
English, The Great Gatsby, Arnold Rothstein, Lieutenant Jay Gatsby

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