At the end of The Great Gatsby, Henry C. Gatz, Gatsby's father, comes for his son's funeral. Nick receives a telegram announcing his arrival, asking that the funeral be delayed if necessary. He shows up at Gatsby's mansion, "... a solemn old man, very helpless and dismayed..." (Fitzgerald 175). He tells Nick that he read of his son's death in a newspaper in Chicago and that he had immediately set off to New York to be at Gatsby's funeral. He asks Nick where his "Jimmy" (175) is laid out, which is in the drawing room of Gatsby's mansion. Nick takes him and leaves him there to have a private moment to mourn his son. After some period of time, Mr. Gatz emerges, still with some tears in his eyes, and Nick helps him to get upstairs to a bedroom. He is such a sad character, so proud of his son and believing him to have achieved the American dream.