Gatsby says he's from San Francisco which doesn't exactly seem like the Middle West to us, but whatever.
George Wilson, despondent at Myrtle's death, appears irrational when Michaelis attempts to engage him in conversation. Remember me.
He does so even though it patently gives the lie to his earlier account of his past. We'll let you speculate about why. Something vague. All through the early days of their courtship, however, Gatsby tormented himself with his unworthiness, knowing "he was in Daisy's house by a colossal accident," although he led Daisy to believe he was a man of means.
Throughout the chapter, Nick is continually pulled toward his friend, anxious for reasons he can't exactly articulate. In what is perhaps his most lucid statement in the whole book, Wilson explains the purpose of Doctor T.
Previous Chapter 7. In rejecting her the first man ever to do so Nick has grown, not only seeing what dark stuff that socialites are really made of, but possessing the courage to stand against it.
Daisy, it seemed, was crazy about her husband by the time she got back from the honeymoon. Forgot your password? Gatsby is killed by. His death has, in a sense, removed him from his mortal existence and allowed him rebirth into a different, hopefully better, life.
When he's pulled over by a policeman, Gatsby simply reveals his identity and gets off the hook, Tony Soprano style. There he finds Gatsby floating on an air mattress in the pool.
She was on her honeymoon and Gatsby was left with a "melancholy beauty," as well as the idea that if he had only searched harder he would have found her. Although Gatsby isn't likely to admit it, in a way, Daisy marrying Tom was the perfect solution to his situation because now that she was married to another, she need never know how poor he really was.
This chapter, as well as the one following, also provides astute commentary on the world that, in effect, allowed the death of Gatsby.The Great Gatsby 2013 Scene - Tea Invitation (Gatsby & Daisy Meets)
As he is walking away, he turns back and shouts that Gatsby is "worth the whole damn bunch [of the Buchanans and their East Egg friends] put together. As the chapter opens, Nick is struggling with the situation at hand. Tom tells him that Gatsby was the driver. He seeks out Tom Buchanan , in the hope that Tom will know the driver's identity.
Wracked by anxiety, he hurries to Gatsby's mansion shortly before dawn.