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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?


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


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


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.


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


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

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