The Great Gatsby

Why do you think Fitzgerald includes the scene at Wilson’s garage at this point in the novel?


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This scene is the flash point of the chapter. The Valley of Ashes becomes a space outside the realm of the super rich. The valley is an alien-like place that does not conform to the will of any of the characters. It is here that the chaos takes place; it is here where chaos of their social lives is accounted for. Mildred runs out into the street and the two worlds literally and figuratively collide.