This Chapter is set two years after Gatsby’s death. Nick says that what happened after he got to the house and found the body was still clear in his mind. Nick says that one of the officers at the scene looked at Wilson’s body and said that he was a madman. Most of the news headlines the next day had “Madman” as the title of the report. Nick says that at first all of the stories were extremely wild and all untrue. After Michaelis appeared about Wilson’s suspicions on the affair Nick thought that everyone would start writing about ridiculous love stories between Gatsby and Myrtle but Nick was surprised because Catherine, Myrtle’s sister, stood up for Myrtle and said that Myrtle didn’t even know Gatsby. And that Myrtle was happy with her husband. The story eventually came out to be that George Wilson was a man who was disturbed by grief at the loss of his wife and that Gatsby was a random killing. Nick took it upon himself to see that Gatsby had somebody there for him who cared
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