In Chapter 2, we meet Myrtle who is Tom's girlfriend while he is still married to Daisy. Tom and Daisy have a child together so to see that Tom really is cheating on Daisy would bring shock to Nick. Myrtle's husband, George Wilson, does not even know about this affair because Tom tells Nick that, '"He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York"' whenever he is with her (Fitzgerald 29-30).
The Great Gatsby: Chapter 7 Part 1
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In Chapter 3, Nick is invited to one of Gatsby's parties because he is one of Gatsby's neighbors. Many people go to Gatsby's parties but Nick might have felt special because it was the first time he went to one of Gatsby's parties and he, "had been actually invited" (Fitzgerald 45). During this party, Gatsby and Nick meet for the first time after Nick hears many rumors about Gatsby and his life.
The Great Gatsby: Chapter 7 Part 2
In Chapter 5, Gatsby and Daisy finally reunite with each other after being apart for almost five years. Gatsby is extremely nervous about meeting Daisy again after the long time apart because he is still in love with her. By the end of the chapter, they were comfortable around each other that, "they had forgotten" about Nick and paid no attention to him (Fitzgerald 103).
The Great Gatsby: Chapter 8
In Chapter 7, Tom confronts Gatsby about if him and Daisy are having a secret love affair, they go back and forth telling each other the truth about everything. Nick and Jordan cannot leave because Gatsby and Tom do not let them and Daisy cannot believe what is happening. Daisy cannot handle all this and she yells, "'PLEASE, Tom! I can't stand this any more'" and all of this happens on Nick's 30th birthday (Fitzgerald 144)..
Towards the end of Chapter 7, Gatsby is taking Daisy back to her house but instead Daisy wants to drive. Earlier in the day, Tom was driving Gatsby's car and Myrtle Wilson wanted to talk with Tom so in seeing the yellow car, she stood in front of it hoping he would stop. Instead Daisy was driving and sadly, "Myrtle Wilson's body" was left behind (Fitzgerald 148).
At the end of Chapter 8, Jay Gatsby is killed by George Wilson. In the next chapter we find out that Tom had told Wilson who killed his wife, Myrtle Wilson, and the confused and grieving Wilson goes to Gatsby's house and kills him. George Wilson then commits suicide and the gardener finds his body, "a little way off in the grass" (Fitzgerald 173).