Chapter 8

What does Gatsby tell Nick the night of the accident? Why? Gatsby tells Nick that he wasn’t driving the car, that Daisy was driving because she was upset. Gatsby wants Nick to know, that he think he’s(Nick) a trustworthy man.
Did Gatsby want to go to Oxford? Gatsby never wanted to attend Oxford, he wanted to go home, but there was a complication in sending Gatsby home.
How does George Wilson spend the night after the accident? He spent the night in the office, wailing and crying over the death of his wife.
What would you say is the principal reason for Daisy’s appeal to Gatsby? The principal reason for her appeal to Gatsby would be her overall beauty. Daisy represents the crowd Gatsby wants to run with. Such as, Daisy was born into money, and then she married someone who was rich. Gatsby worked for every penny and the amount of wealth he had .
How do you think Wilson got Gatsby’s name? Does any evidence in this chapter point to a particular person? Wilson found out the Gatsby’s name, because Tom told him. The evidence is when Tom had gone into the garage and told Wilson this, so he wouldn’t kill him(Tom B.)
How does Nick characterize Gatsby’s state of mind before he is killed? Gatsby is still infatuated by Daisy. He doesn’t take the advice Nick offers about leaving town for a few days, he wants to stay and watch over Daisy.

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