“What I called up about was a pair of shoes I left there. I wonder if it’d be too much trouble to have the butler send them on. You see, they’re tennis shoes, and I’m sort of helpless without them. My address is care of B. F.——”

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter IX) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Gatsby’s ending is so tragic and unexpected. It is very unfortunate for a man who lived a fabulous life to end up with indignity, mockery, and abandonment.

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