Why would Wolsheim not attend Gatsby’s funeral?

Why would Wolsheim not attend Gatsby’s funeral?

Why would Wolsheim not attend Gatsby’s funeral?

Why would Wolsheim not attend Gatsby’s funeral?

Wolfsheim is a gangster.  It is implied throughout the novel that whatever business dealings Gatsby is involved in (legal or otherwise), Wolfsheim is his backer.  During Chapter 4, Wolfsheim calls Gatsby a “perfect gentleman” and the kind of man you would “introduce to your mother and sister.”  Gatsby is the perfect front for someone like Wolfsheim.  He has a nebulous background, no family ties, has personal attractiveness, and most importantly, is naive.  Gatsby really fails to see people for what they really are.  When Nick questions why Wolfsheim wasn’t arrested for fixing the 1919 World Series, he states that “They can’t get him, old sport.  He’s a smart man.”  So, when Gatsby is murdered, Wolfsheim cuts all ties with him.  His excuse to Nick that we should “learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive” is a pure crock.  Wolfsheim used Gatsby for his attractiveness and gullibility.  With Gatsby gone, Wolfsheim crawls back to where he came from–under a rock.
Why would Wolsheim not attend Gatsby’s funeral?
Why would Wolsheim not attend Gatsby’s funeral?
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Why would Wolsheim not attend Gatsby’s funeral?
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