Great Gatsby Ch.8

Why was young Gatsby drawn to Daisy? She’s beautiful, she’s the 1st “nice” girl he had known, he loves her house, how she lives, and the fact that men already loved her increased her worth. Like she was a prize or stock.
What is the cause of the problem between Jordan and Nick? Nick is getting tired of her because she’s just like Daisy and Tom and after last night with all the commotion he’s sick of all of them.
In what context do Dr. Eckleburg’s eyes appear in this chapter? George points them out to Myrtle right before she dies. They appear as the eyes of God.
When Wilson disappears for three hours, where do you guess he might have gone? (You won’t know for certain until later.) He probably met with Tom who told him Gatsby owned the car that killed Myrtle and that he had the affair with her.
Gatsby asked the groundskeeper not to drain the pool. Why? In light of what happens at the very end of this chapter, how is this exchange symbolically meaningful? He never used it. He gets shot.
How can Wilson’s actions at the end of this chapter be explained? He thought Gatsby killed Myrtle and had an affair with her because Tom told him. He shot Gatsby and killed himself because he couldn’t live with it and he couldn’t live without Myrtle.
What were Nick’s final words to Gatsby? Why is this a fitting goodbye? “They’re a written crowd, you’re worth the whole damn bunch put together”- Gatsby realizes Nick was the only person who genuinely cared about him; this is the only compliment Nick ever gave Gatsby.

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