Nick travels to East Egg for a dinner party with an old college friend, Tom; his wife, Daisy; and Daisys' friend, Jordan
“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning-- So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” - Ch. 9
After the Dinner Party, Nick spots his neighbor Gatsby reaching for a distant green light, where Daisy lives
"Daisy, Daisy, Daisy! I'll say whatevert I want to! Daisy? Dai--"
Readers are introduced to Tom's mistress, Myrtle. Tom cracked Myrtle in the face because she is angry about the lack of open contact she has with him.
Daisy can't control Gatsby's car and hits Myrtle
"'Was Daisy driving?''Yes,' [Gatsby] said after a moment, 'but of course I'll say I was.
"It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson's body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete." - ch. 8
"The minister glanced several times at his watch so I took him aside and asked him to wait. for half an hour. But it wasn't any use. Nobody came." - ch.9
Gatsby is thought to be the one driving and so is shot in his pool
News breaks but No one shows up to Gatsby's funeral