Moving back to the present, Gatsby and Nick continue their discussion of Daisy and how Gatsby had gone to Louisville to find her upon his return to the United States.
Although his original intention was to use Daisy, he found out that he was incapable of doing so. This reading of his death is in keeping with the argument that Gatsby's "primary flaw was a naive idealism".
As Tom's car nears Wilson's garage, they can all see that some sort of accident has occurred.
This is true as well in his relationship with Daisy, as he tries to rebuild the past, despite all that has happened over the years. He put himself out of his own misery by shooting himself. After the group meets and journeys into the city, Myrtle phones friends to come over and they all spend the afternoon drinking at Myrtle and Tom's apartment.
No longer hiding her love for Gatsby, Daisy pays him special attention and Tom deftly picks up on what's going on. Daisy didn't understand why he didn't return directly and, over time, her interest began to wane until she eventually broke off their relationship.
He loved her and took care of her. Nick suggests Gatsby leave town for a while, certain Gatsby's car would be identified as the "death car. One day, Nick is invited to accompany Tom, a blatant adulterer, to meet his mistress, Myrtle Wilson, a middle-class woman whose husband runs a modest garage and gas station in the valley of ashes, a desolate and run-down section of town that marks the convergence of the city and the suburbs.
Nick and Gatsby, both of whom fought in World War I, exhibit the newfound cosmopolitanism and cynicism that resulted from the war.
Jay Gatsby, in his life, does not merely accept reality as a given. Never again would he acknowledge his meager past; from that point on, armed with a fabricated family history, he was Jay Gatsby, entrepreneur.
There he finds Gatsby floating on an air mattress in the pool. George would have still been heartbroken and devastated.
From this moment, he spends his days trying to recapture the beauty that he basked in while with young Daisy Fay.
The Decline of the American Dream in the s On the surface, The Great Gatsby is a story of the thwarted love between a man and a woman. As the story opens, Nick has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, seeking his fortune as a bond salesman. Even if Myrtle would not have been killed, she still would have left George.
Jordan phones, but Nick cuts her off. Fitzgerald has made clear earlier in the chapter that autumn is at hand, and it naturally brings with it the ending of life — natural and human, both. In the novel, West Egg and its denizens represent the newly rich, while East Egg and its denizens, especially Daisy and Tom, represent the old aristocracy.
As Nick says, Gatsby "must have felt that he had lost the old warm world" when his dream died, and found no reason to go on. The letter, it turns out, brought Gatsby back stateside.Published inThe Great Gatsby is a classic piece of American fiction.
It is a novel of triumph and tragedy, noted for the remarkable way Fitzgerald captured a cross-section of American society. The Great Gatsby: Summary & Analysis Chapter 8 | CliffsNotes.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the deaths of seemingly minor characters not only signify the end of an era and termination of a fight, but the beginnings of a new life and the revelation of human nature to push hard times onto a third party in hopes of unachieved selfish ambition.
Nov 08, · Stephen wrote: "Nick believes that Daisy killed Myrtle Wilson because Gatsby tells him so, and in fact, Nick actually jumps to the conclusion first. Fitzgerald uses foreshadowing to point to the deaths of both Myrtle and Gatsby at the end of the novel.
Myrtle will die in the Valley of the Ashes when Gatsby's car hits her, and ashes themselves. Three of the main characters die: Gatsby himself, Myrtle Wilson, and George Wilson. Dan Cody died years before the story began.
Myrtle is killed by Daisy when Daisy hits her with the car as Daisy. The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby's neighbor, and he tells the story sometime afterwhen the incidents that fill the book take place.
As the story opens, Nick has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, seeking his fortune as a bond salesman.Download