Great Gatsby Chapter 8

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The tramautic events pass, Nick rises restlessly and goes to visit Gatsby at his mansion

A melancholic Gatsby recalls about his past with DAisy in Louisville in 1917. he loved her for her youth and vitality, and idolized her social position, wealth, and popularity. He adds that she was the first girl to whom he ever felt close and that he lied about his background to make her believe that he was worthy of her.

She marries Tom who provides her with a financial sense of security.

A sense of Autumn in the air, Gatsby decides to go for a swim in the pool.Nick finally says goodbye to Gatsby. As he walks away, he turns back and shouts that he's worth 'the whole damn bunch' of them

Nick goes to his office, but he feels too distracted to work, and even refuses to meet Jordan Baker for a date. The focus of his narrative then shifts to relate to the reader what happened at the garage after Myrtle was killed (the details of which Nick learns from Michaelis): George Wilson stays up all night talking to Michaelis about Myrtle. He tells him that before Myrtle died, he confronted her about her lover and told her that she could not hide her sin from the eyes of God. The morning after the accident, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg, illuminated by the dawn, overwhelm Wilson.

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—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,


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