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Reflect on characters' thoughts, feelings, and reactions immediately following the accident in chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby.

The characters' thoughts, feelings, and reactions vary wildly immediately following the accident in chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby. George Wilson, the victim's husband, goes into shock. Tom Buchanan, Myrtle's lover, first tries to make sure he won't be blamed for the accident, but he begins to cry almost as soon as they leave the scene. Jordan is virtually unaffected, and Gatsby cares more about Daisy's feelings than anything else. Nick is rather sick to death of them all.

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George Wilson, Myrtle's husband, has gone completely pale, and he yells out "incessantly his high horrible call" of "O, my Ga-od! O, my Ga-od!" over and over. He is clearly in shock and can hardly respond to those who attempt to speak to or comfort him. Tom clearly feels the need to deflect suspicion from himself because he'd been driving Gatsby's yellow car earlier, and it's been identified as the car that hit and instantly killed Myrtle Wilson . He explains that he's driving a "blue...

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