Examples Of Daisy Responsible For The Death Of The Great Gatsby

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the story exposes and describes the complexity, corruption, and lies of New York’s wealthiest, but fixated on one man, Jay Gatsby himself. The story revolves around many different and unique characters. One of these characters is the narrator, Nick Carraway. The main motivation for the story is about the mysterious Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of his old old love, Daisy Buchannan. In the end, Gatsby is murdered by George Wilson who thought Gatsby killed his wife Myrtle. While George is the one who pulled the trigger, the question is: who was truly responsible for Gatsby’s death? Tom Buchannan is the one who lied to George about Myrtle’s death. Daisy manipulated Gatsby and toyed with his emotions. …show more content…

Gatsby and Daisy both love each other but Daisy refuses to deny her love to Tom when Gatsby asks her to, she says, “Oh you want too much! She cried to Gatsby. I love you now— isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s past.” The Great Gatsby (Daisy Pg132. At that point Gatsby should realize that Daisy is leading him on, but his obsession blinds him to that and he refuses to accept it and move on. His love for Daisy is the whole reason he bought his house in East Egg and throws his parties but, he’s too afraid to go talk to her himself, but then he expects everything to go back to normal. “He wanted something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it slowly, he could find out what that thing was.” The Great Gatsby (Nick Pg85). Nick thinks that Gatsby believed that the best version of himself was when he was with Daisy. But now he has lost that version of himself and is desperate to find it again. Gatsby’s whole obsession with Daisy and desire to be with her stems from his ill conceived notion that he can somehow change the …show more content…

Gatsby’s fortune is a product of his illegal distribution of alcohol known as bootlegging. His wealth can be analogized to the fruit of the poisonous tree. Tom, who never liked Gatsby, tried to tell Nick about Gatsby’s exploits behind his back. “He and this Meyer Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drugstores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him and I wasn’t far wrong.” The Great Gatsby (Tom Pg103). Tom tries to use these rumors to slander Gatsby. Tom is suspicious of Daisy and Gatsby which is hypocritical because Tom was already involved in an affair with Myrtle before Daisy accidentally killed her. The whole reason Gatsby befriends Nick is because he realizes that Nick and Daisy are cousins so he uses Nick to get Daisy discreetly. Jordan tells Nick Gatsby’s plan for meeting Daisy again for the first time. “She’s not to know about it. Gatsby doesn’t want her to know. You’re just supposed to invite her to tea.” The Great Gatsby (Jordan Pg62). This quote demonstrates perfectly how Gatsby is nervous and not confident that Daisy will be happy to see him, so he wants Nick to lie to her thus entrapping her. Gatsby definitely set himself up for failure with all his lies and obsessions but you can also dedicate his demise to some of the other corrupt

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