F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' The Great Gatsby '

Decent Essays

Intro: For My IOP I rewrote the end to the Great Gatsby. In this alternate ending, Myrtle never dies, and actually the beginning to this alternate ending takes place when Gatsby, Daisy, Nick, Jordan, and tom are all heading back from the hotel room in New York City. The narrator is still Nick Carraway.

A sudden emptiness seemed to flow from the sweltering air and into our thoughts. The drive back from New York felt hauntingly isolated. Uncomfortable silence filled the yellow car. The silence was only to be broken by warm air whistling as Daisy’s white dress swooshed around through the gentle breeze. Gatsby waited outside of Daisy’s house, but nothing was yet to change. Gatsby’s pure happiness faded as he watched Daisy return to her husky and fractious husband. She went back to her husband and her heedless existence. Gatsby a waited for Daisy on his back porch, pondering what could have been, but still waiting for his life to become of what he had been eagerly awaiting for the past five years. But as the sun began to set, Daisy did not come back. As the yellow and orange glow of the setting sun began to become prominent in the sky, it made the green light invisible to the eyes of one who is seeking it. Gatsby’s eyes continued to stare passionately with great sorrow across the sound at the currently invisible green light. His dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. Yet, he did not know that it was already behind him. He appeared at

Get Access