I'"d like to know if the phrase "son-of-a-bitch", uttered by Owl-eyes after Gatsby's funeral has its usual meaning or if it has a softer sense?
We straggled down quickly through the rain to the cars. Owl-eyes spoke to me by the gate.
"I couldn't get to the house," he remarked.
"Neither could anybody else."
"Go on!" He started. "Why, my God! they used to go there by the hundreds."
He took off his glasses and wiped them again outside and in.
"The poor son-of-a-bitch," he said.