What do you think Nick felt he had to warn Gatsby about?

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The day following Myrtle Wilson's death, Nick Carraway wakes up with a sense of anxiety and need to warn Gatsby that he will be blamed for Myrtle's death and arrested by the authorities. When Nick hears a taxi arrive at Gatsby's mansion, he walks over to Gatsby's home and warns him that he must leave the area immediately. Nick even suggests that Jay Gatsby head to Atlantic City or Montreal. Unfortunately, Gatsby refuses to abandon hope and give up on his dream of marrying Daisy. He tells Nick that he will remain in West Egg and wait for Daisy to make her final decision regarding whether or not she will leave Tom Buchanan for him. Upon hearing this information, Nick does not have the heart to tell Gatsby that Daisy has no intention of ever leaving Tom. In addition to warning Gatsby about the authorities, one cannot help but think that Nick wishes to warn Gatsby about the destructive influence of Daisy and of Gatsby's selfish associates, who "prey" on him and will abandon him the second he experiences adversity. These destructive people and their awful influence are the "foul dust" that lead to Gatsby's demise.

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At the beginning of Chapter VIII, the night after the accident that killed Myrtle Wilson, Nick feels he needs to warn Gatsby about the probability that he'll be blamed for Myrtle's death. He actually tries to go to sleep, but when he feels as though morning will be too late, he goes over to Gatsby's house and finds him still up, having just returned from his vigil outside Daisy's house. Nick tells him "to go away" because "It's pretty certain [the police] will trace [his] car." Gatsby won't even consider leaving now, and tells Nick the entire story of his and Daisy's past relationship and what happened between them. Nick tries to encourage him to leave town, to go to Atlantic City or even Canada, but to no avail. 

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