The Great Gatsby, Ch 9

When Nick goes to find Tom and Daisy to tell them that Gatsby died…where were they? They had left town and taken their suitcases with them
Why couldn’t Nick get anyone to come to Gatsby’s funeral? Gatsby had no close friends who really cared about him
Who is Henry C. Gatz? Gatsby’s father
Why is the book that Gatsby’s father shows Nick (Hopalong Cassidy) important to the novel? It shows Gatsby’s romantic spirit and desire to get ahead
When Klipsinger calls the house, what does he say? He asks Nick to send his shoes by way of a butler and he tells him that he cannot make it to the funeral
Wolfsheim says he and Gatsby were always together but he cannot come to the funeral. Why? He cannot be seen at a funeral where someone has been murdered
What happens between Nick and Jordan Baker? Nick breaks off the relationship because she offends his moral sensibilities.
What does Nick say about people like Daisy and Tom? They were careless people who smashed things and creatures and let others clean up the mess.
Explain the significance of the last sentence of the book: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This last sentence is basically saying that although it was hard, Gatsby “went against the current” to get Daisy back. When he did though, history repeated itself; Daisy left with Tom leaving Gatsby all alone. Soon after that Gatsby died but Daisy doesn’t know because she didn’t call. Daisy had left Gatsby again just like she did in the past.

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