Wilson's Death In The Great Gatsby

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Death of a Dreamer
Who can really be to blame for ones death? Many may contribute to a death but will disclaim any accusation placed upon them. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, jealousy, anger, deception, and the death of a dreamer contribute to lives. Tom, a man blinded by class, Wilson, a man covered by ash, and Gatsby, a man burdened with a dream were all responsible for the death of a dreamer in Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby.
Tom, was a man blinded by his superior social standing and refused to allow a bootlegger to steal his girl, which led to the leaking of a name. Tom was determined to watch Gatsby on a downfall, not to mention Tom was disgusted by Gatsby and his lifestyle “She’s not leaving me!... Certainly not for a common
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Wilson was a poor, simple man, trying his absolute best to keep his wife, Myrtle, happy, he failed in doing so. Wilson came to his senses and realized that all Myrtle wanted was money, and a higher social standing in society. Which she was getting through another man, though Wilson did not know who “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick” (124). When his beloved wife was hit by a yellow car, he was instantly heartbroken. Heartbroken, he sat there with everybody seeking out a name around him “Come here and let’s have your name. Look out now. I want to get his name” (140). Wilson was informed the car was in fact, Jay Gatsby 's car. He was also falsely informed that Gatsby was the man in that was having an affair with Myrtle. Wilson came to a conclusion, kill the person who took his love from him. Wilson, heartbroken, pulled a trigger, first on Gatsby then on himself “... a thin red circle in the [pool] water. It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete” (162). Gatsby, falsely killed, was left in an endless pool of his own blood, accompanied by his dead
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