After Gatsby’s death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes’ power of correction
In this passage, Nick returns to the Mid West because he wants
after experiencing society in the East (2). He is tired and disappointed with the corruption and superficiality that accompanies wealth and success. After Gatsby’s death, Nick cannot find any redeeming qualities or aspects in the East, which prompts his return home to the virtuous and moral Mid West.
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