This is the scene where daisy runs over myrtle. This scene really brings the novel to your attention, and makes you want to keep reading more. On page 143, tom was talking to nick, "i told daisy i thought so. its better that the shock should all come at once. she stood it pretty well." when tom was telling nick this, it is clear nobody knew who really ran over Myrtle.
Where is everyone now?
Tom told George that Mr. Gatsby was the one who ran over Myrtle because Tom wanted to seem innocent from having an affair with her. Tom told George that it was Gatsby that had ran over his wife because he knew Gatsby owned the yellow car. It was really Daisy who had ran over Myrtle.
Here, let me take a look
“I saw it in the Chicago newspaper,” he said. “It was all in the Chicago newspaper. I started right away.” Nick did not know that Gatsby had stayed in touch with his father. Mr. Gatz knew that whoever had killed Jay was a mad man. Mr. Gatz was just as confused as Nick was as to why nobody had showed up at the funeral.
Perhaps a good in goodbye
After Gatsby had passed away, and it was time for his funeral, there was nobody there except for Nick and Gatsby's Father. Nick tried to call people to come to his funeral but the truth is nobody really knew Gatsby they just knew his house and his parties. Nobody really cared that he had passed away except for his father and nick. Everyone was too busy with their own lives.
"After that I felt a certain shame for Gatsby — one gentleman to whom I telephoned implied that he had got what he deserved. However, that was my fault, for he was one of those who used to sneer most bitterly at Gatsby on the courage of Gatsby’s liquor, and I should have known better than to call him."
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." Nick says this because after Gatsby had passed away he had really felt no need to stay in East Egg since Gatsby was really the only person he liked. Nick also thought everyone on the East side was rude or stuck-up, so he headed home where he felt like he belonged.