“Most of those reports were a nightmare - grotesque, circumstantial, eager, and untrue.” (163)
Are people now thinking that Myrtle was sleeping with Gatsby? Did Tom say anything to the reporters or police? What happened to Myrtle’s sister (Catherine) after all this? Are the police really going to believe that Gatsby didn’t sleep with Myrtle? What did Daisy do when she found out that Gatsby was dead? Did Tom take her out of the country before all this happened? What will happen to Gatsby’s house and his money? Did he have a will? Why did Wilson jump to conclusions so fast?
“But she and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them.” (164)
Daisy and Tom really did leave town. And Nick was all alone. Nick had to deal with everything from everybody. How could Daisy just leave? Did make her leave? Or did she want to go with Tom? Nick says “I found myself on Gatsby’s side, and alone.” Why was he on Gatsby’s side? Does that mean people believed that he really did kill Myrtle? They only person who knows who actually killed Myrtle is gone. And she will never confess to killing someone. Gatsby died for Daisy and she still stayed with Tom.
“No one arrived…” (165)
I think Nick started to realize that Gatsby was just trying to do the right thing and get the one thing he truly wanted. Nick realized that Gatsby lied in order to pursue what he wanted most. Nick started to see why Gatsby had so many secrets because as people started to not call or show up Nick felt bad for Gatsby. Gatsby truly had no one in his corner.
“I can’t do it - I can’t get mixed up in it,’ (171).
Why can’t Wolfsheim come? If he “made” Gatsby then the least he could do is come to his funeral. Is there some legal thing that could get in the way? Did Wolfsheim not want to destroy Gatsby’s name than it already has been? Would someone say something? Did Gatsby and Wolfsheim not actually get along?
“And ever since he made a success he was very generous with me.” (172)
Gatsby never talked about his family but yet he still helped them and went to see them. What happened to his mother? Mr. Gatz was so proud of his son but he didn’t know the real reason behind all of his money.
“It was the man with owl-eyed glasses whom I had found marvelling over Gatsby’s books…” (174)
“‘I told him the truth,’” (178)
Who was this man? Why was he so important? Was he connected to Gatsby’s past or was he just found of Gatsby?
Tom told Wilson who the car belonged to. Wilson didn’t figure it out on his own he had help. If only Tom knew the truth. Daisy killed Myrtle not Gatsby.