The Great Gatsby – Chapter Eight

The repercussions of the previous day are delivered like hammer blows. The confrontation between Tom and Gatsby spells checkmate for one and the end of a dream for the other. Myrtle Wilson’s, a physical casualty of the battle for Daisy, serves as a bloody catalyst for events that come to a close in this next-to-final chapter.

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