Great Gatsby: Chapter 8

What does Gatsby tell Nick the night of the accident and why? Gatsby, in his misery, tells Nick the story of his first meeting with Daisy. He does so even though it patently gives the lie to his earlier account of his past. Gatsby and Daisy first met in Louisville in 1917; Gatsby was instantly smitten with her wealth, her beauty, and her youthful innocence. Realizing that Daisy would spurn him if she knew of his poverty, Gatsby determined to lie to her about his past and his circumstances. Before he left for the war, Daisy promised to wait for him; the two then slept together, as though to seal their pact. Of course, Daisy did not wait; she married Tom, who was her social equal and the choice of her parents. Through this confession, Gatsby was able to at last convey his true feelings and rationale, or at least what he believed them to be. Gatsby still didn’t realize that his dream wasn’t real, that the girl he believed Daisy to be wasn’t the real, live woman. Regardless, Nick is now able to understand Gatsby’s motives and get a glimpse of the real Gatsby. That’s why in the end, Nick is able to genuinely say and believe that Gatsby was “worth the whole damn bunch put together.”
Did Gatsby want to go to Oxford?Did Gatsby want to go to Oxford? No, he really wanted to go back to Daisy. He was sent to Oxford by some clerical error, so it seemed
How does George Wilson spend the night after the accident? To begin with George, “rocked himself back and forth on the couch inside.” After a suitable period of emotional meltdown George begins to figure out how he can hunt down the car. George begins to plot revenge
What evidence had Wilson found that his wife was having an affair? Wilson shows Michael a dog leash (that Tom gave her) he found on their bureau. He recalls saying said to Myrtle, “God knows what you’ve been doing.” Then he warns Myrtle, “God sees everything.” Wilson makes figures out that something is up because they don’t have a dog.
What would you say is the principal reason for Daisy’s appeal to Gatsby? Aside from Daisy being attractive I would say that Gatsby is in love with the idea of Daisy rather than Daisy herself. Daisy represents a fantasy girl that is not real. Gatsby is rather immature that way because what he wants does not exist. Daisy is part of the crowd that Gatsby aspired to. The rest of how Gatsby sees Daisy is an illusion
What do the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg symbolize to George Wilson? What is significant about this symbol? Many critics suggest that the eyes symbolize God looking over a sinful land. In George Wilson’s case the faded eyes can symbolize the death of the American dream or the American dream being an illusion to begin with. In either case, poor George Wilson has a life that is full of shattered dreams.
How does Nick characterize Gatsby’s state of mind before he is killed? Nick is full of illusions about Daisy. He thinks she will be calling him. He refuses to leave even though Nick suggests that he go for his safety. Gatsby wants to stay and take care of Daisy; he is convinced that he will saver her and they will live happily ever after. Gatsby is pretty delusional to say the least.

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