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The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby Watches Over Nothing

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At the end of the chapter, Nick writes of Gatsby,

So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight – watching over nothing.

What is a reasonable inference the reader can draw from this statement?

A

Now that lights have gone out, Gatsby is staring into empty darkness. There is nothing to see.

B

Gatsby assumes he is standing guard to protect the woman who loves him, but inside the house, Daisy is “conspiring” with Tom.

C

Gatsby was afraid that there would be a great fight, but Daisy and Tom have left the house. If there is a fight, it will not be in the house.

D

Nick knows, but Gatsby has not yet realized that Daisy has learned the identity of the woman killed in the accident.

E

The summer has ended and all the romance and drama are over; there is nothing left to see.