The Great Gatsby Chap 9

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The Great Gatsby chapter 9
Chapter summary
Writing two years after Gatsby’s death, Nick describes the funeral. Wild, untrue stories, more exaggerated than the rumors about Gatsby when he was throwing his parties, circulate about the nature of Gatsby’s relationship to Myrtle and Wilson. Nicks tries to make a large funeral but Gatsby’s former friend either are gone or don’t want to come. The only persons at his funeral are, a few servant, Nick, Owl Eyes, and Gatsby’s father, Henry C. Gatz, who has come all the way from Minnesota. Henry Gatz is proud of his son and saves a picture of his house. Tired of the East, Nick decides to move back to the Midwest. He breaks off his relationship with Jordan, who suddenly claims that she has become engaged to another man. He then meets Tom on Fifth Avenue. Tom tells him that he was the one who told Wilson that Gatsby owned the car that killed Myrtle. He says that Gatsby deserved to die. Nick comes to the conclusion that Tom and Daisy are careless and uncaring people and that they destroy people and things, protected by their money. 1. Nick

2. I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life. The quote I chose for this chapter is: “If he'd of lived he'd of been a great man. A man like James J. Hill. He'd of helped build up the country."
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