They talk for a while, then listen to silence on the phone, then they hang up. In the beginning of the story, Nick seems to portray Gatsby as avery charismatic person. The majority of the narrator's account of Gatsby's rise and fall depicts him throwing extravagant parties and conducting vague, yet wildly profitable business deals. Wilson told him he had locked her up until they moved west the following day. The scene switches to George Wilson and his neighbor Michaelis, in George's garage all night.
Lesson Summary The Great Gatsby is fundamentally a novel about the contradictions of the American Dream, and the novel's final line captures those opposing forces. Gatsby tells Jordan that he knew Daisy in Louisville in 1917 and is deeply in love with her. He also thinks that Wilson and Tom are identical, except that Tom is healthy and Wilson sick. These quotes show how even people in a big, crowded city can feel lonely: because the presence of so many strangers is intimidating, and only strengthens any preexisting feelings of isolation. In true Fitzgerald fashion, and in keeping with the way he has effectively withheld information regarding Gatsby's past throughout the novel, just when the reader thinks he or she knows all, Gatsby's father arrives and gives yet another peek into Gatsby's past.
The second important experience occurs when Nick bumps into Tom on the street. Nick, purposely moving slowly, heads to his train. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. Gatsby stares at her passionately, and Tom becomes certain of their feelings for each other. But I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent sea to sweep my refuse away.
It could also suggest that the stars are sprinkled, suggesting ra … ndom-ness as well. Then he returned the wallet and pulled from his pocket a ragged old copy of a book called Hopalong Cassidy. Nick, always a bit more levelheaded and sensitive to the world around him than the other characters, senses something large is about to happen. No-one else even turned up at any point to this famous, generous host's funeral but Nick and Owl-Eyes. The second crash is a literal one: while Daisy and Gatsby are in a car together, a woman runs out into the street, and is hit and killed by their car. But here's what we think is going on: Nick realizes that chasing a just ends up miring us in.
First, it happens to be in Hopalong Cassidy, a famous Western adventure serial from the turn of the century. They came to investigate, and once again, the carnivalesque atmosphere that so often accompanied Gatsby's parties establishes itself. Tom can be the assertive superior man that he feels the need to be and he knows that Daisy wont say anything because shes … shy and quiet. He was on the point of collapse, so I took him into the music room and made him sit down while I sent for something to eat. And although Gatsby seems very kind, he is not afraid to be unscrupulous to get what he wants. When they met years ago, he was in the Army and didn't have much money.
Gatsby tells him that Daisy was driving the car and that he tried to stop the accident, but was too late. But Daisy is also deceitful because she does still love Gatsby but won't confess it either. In that sense, Wilson's murdering him is a welcome end. All of the people who once thought Gatsby was so wonderful are no longer interested. As the chapter opens, Nick tells readers what an impact this course of events makes upon him. She starts to cry because she realizes that her husband isnot rich and powerful because he couldn't afford a suit for hisown wedding and had to borrow one.
The people gathered at Gatsby's house are no particularly well known except for a few , and they behave openly in a manner that was not traditionally accepted. In ways they're made out not even to be real flesh and blood. When I was a young man it was different — if a friend of mine died, no matter how, I stuck with them to the end. In fact, when Jordan phones Nick at work he is unwilling to speak to her, finding himself more and more irritated by her shallow and self-serving ways. This is a tricky passage, and we don't want to beat all the life out of it by offering you The One Interpretation.
The story is brought to a close when Nick interacts with two people from his past. Daisy married Tom for his money and to know that she is being taken care of. One of my most vivid memories is of coming back West from prep school and later from college at Christmas time. On one hand, he loved her and she loved him, or more precisely, he loved what he envisioned her to be and she loved the persona he presented to her — and therein lies the rub. He suddenly agrees that they should all go to the city. The minister glanced several times at his watch, so I took him aside and asked him to wait for half an hour. .