How does The Great Gatsby end?

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Jay Gatsby is dead - shot by George Wilson just before Wilson, completely out of his mind with rage and grief based on the assumption that Gatsby was driving the car that hit and killed Myrtle Wilson, shoots himself.

Tom and Daisy Buchanan left East Egg immediately after the accident and left no information regarding their destination or plans. Nick sees Tom on the street in New York City roughly one month after the accident; the encounter is brief and not cordial. Nick sees no remorse in Tom for his involvement in driving Wilson to murder and feels no regret to be loosing contact with Tom and his cousin.

They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or wahtever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made...

Jordan Baker was carrying on with her golfing career and her fantasies of life and love.

Nick Carraway returns to the Midwest. He no longer had any interest in dealing with the false pretensions and the empty lifestyles he had encountered in the East.

Even when the East excited me most, even when I was most keenly aware of its superiority to the bored, sprawling, swollen towns beyond the Ohio...even then it had always for me a quality of distortion.


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