Examples Of Daisy Buchanan Is To Blame For Gatsby's Death

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In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I believe that Daisy is to blame for Gatsby’s death. This claim can be proven through Daisy’s continuous affair with Gatsby despite Tom’s suspicions, Daisy selfish nature, and the fact that she killed Myrtle herself and let Gatsby take blame.
For example, Daisy’s continuous affair with Gatsby despite Tom’s suspicion was one of the factors in Gatsby’s death. One example of this is when Nick witnesses “Daisy’s face was smeared with tears, and when I came in she jumped up and began wiping at it with her handkerchief” (89). This quote is significant because this is Daisy and Gatsby’s first meeting and beginning of their relations after five years. Furthermore, Daisy was emotional due to the nostalgia of her love with Gatsby. This relates to his death because if Daisy and Gatsby never had an affair, Tom and Gatsby would never have had a confrontation. Furthermore, Gatsby wouldn’t have had to drive Daisy home, thus meaning Myrtle’s death would never have occurred, meaning Gatsby would have never been shot by Wilson. …show more content…

It is known that Daisy resides in the East Egg, full of people of old wealth and superficial standards. Gatsby lives in the West Egg, where residents of new money live and he gathers income through illegal means. Daisy’s East Egg personality shines through when asked by Gatsby if she loves Tom and responds with, “I never loved him” (133). This quote proves she is self-centered because in the end she chooses Tom and the comfortable, secure life he gives her. Whereas Gatsby lives a life of illegal activity that ruins her status. Therefore, “Daisy then turned her back on Gatsby and ran back to her husband leaving Gatsby alone.” Throughout this, Gatsby still adores her and will do anything for her, including take responsibility for a murder he never

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