Did Gatsby Deserve His Fate

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Harry S. Truman once said, “Actions are the seed of fate, deeds grow into destiny”. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is killed by George Wilson who mistakenly believes that Gatsby Murdered his wife, Myrtle. Jay Gatsby is welcoming, optimistic and innocent of murdering Myrtle Wilson. Because Gatsby is generous, romantic and innocent, he definitely did not deserve his horrible fate. With Gatsby’s fate being two-sided, readers will better understand why Jay Gatsby did not deserve his fate. A kind, welcoming man does not deserve to receive a horrible fate of death. Jay Gatsby displays countless acts of generosity with the people who surround him. “Good morning, old sport. You’re having lunch with me today and …show more content…

Jay was blamed for the death, but he was as innocent as a lamb. “Was Daisy driving?”, “Yes, but of course I will say I was” (80). Jay admits to taking the blame for the accident and is not the victim of the accident. Also, Gatsby was not driving his car at the time so it could not have been him. Daisy was in the Rolls Royce and deserves to be the one taking the blame of the death of Myrtle Wilson. Lastly, there were witnesses at the scene of the murder who could prove that is was not Jay Gatsby. Michaelis, the coffee shop owner, saw the entire scene happen and could prove that Jay Gatsby was not involved with the murder. Gatsby was completely innocent of the killing of Myrtle Wilson. Jay’s generosity, romantic trait and innocence to the murder reasons why he did not deserve his fate of death. In F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is killed for an act he did not commit. Gatsby’s acts of generosity and hospitality prove that he does not deserve to be killed. Also, Jay’s romantic side shows that he is a great guy and cares about others. Lastly, Gatsby is innocent of the Myrtle Wilson murder. Readers may now easily identity that Jay Gatsby did not deserve to receive such a vulgar fate of

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