F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is about a wealthy couple, both with lovers that were born into a low social class. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the story. His neighbor, Jay Gatsby, always throws large parties and is Nick’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan’s, lover. Nick and Daisy have a boatload of history, and no matter how hard they try to forget one another, they eventually retreat to their former ways and become lovers. Meanwhile, Daisy’s husband, Tom Buchanan, is also having an affair with Myrtle Wilson, a poor woman that lives in the Valley of Ashes. Daisy knows about Tom’s affair, but Tom does not know about hers until Daisy almost leaves him for Gatsby while they are in the city. Realizing what she almost did, Daisy returns …show more content…
After Myrtle was hit by Gatsby’s car, Gatsby says that he was the one driving, and it was his fault. All the characters believe this until Gatsby comes clean to Nick saying it was actually Daisy’s fault. When Nick asks if Daisy was driving, Gatsby says, “‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive-- and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way” (151). Gatsby does this to show Daisy how much he loves her, but instead of Daisy returning the love by telling the truth she lets him take the fall. As a result Daisy feels there is no need to surrender to her actions, even after he dies for it. She does not even tell her husband that it was frankly her fault. When Nick and Tom meet at 5th avenue a couple of months after Gatsby’s death, Nick finds out that Tom still thinks it's Daisy’s fault when Tom says, “That fellow had it coming to him. He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy’s but he was a tough one. He ran over Myrtle like you’d run over a dog and never even stopped the car” (187). Tom hates Gatsby for killing Myrtle, but little does he know that the real murderer is his wife. After this much time has
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Despite the fact that Daisy was driving the car at the time of the accident, Tom convinces George that Gatsby was to blame for Myrtle's death. This idea leads George to seek vengeance on Gatsby, eventually leading to Gatsby's death. The two quotes from The Great Gatsby "He was crazy enough to kill me if I hadn't told him who owned the car. His hand was on a revolver in his pocket every minute he was in the house."
Daisy is fully aware of Tom's affair yet she doesn't do anything about it. She ought to just Like Nick stated “Rush out of the house, child in arms, but apparently there were no so intentions in her head” (Fitzgerald 23). But she doesn’t because she enjoys the benefits she receives from Toms money and power. Although Daisy seems to love Gatsby we learn that's not the case and she’s instead in love with his money more.
Once denying the offer to come inside the Buchanans house, Nick explains,”’I had not gone twenty yards when I heard my name and Gatsby stepped from between two bushes into the path’”(Fitzgerald 142). The night of Myrtle’s death Gatsby went to the Buchanan 's house and hid in between two bushes, so that he could watch over Daisy. By sitting outside and watching over Daisy, shows the love and compassion that he has for Daisy, so that she does not get hurt. After Myrtle’s death Nick asks was Daisy driving, Gatsby explains, “’yes’, he said after a moment,’ but of course I’ll say I was’”(Fitzgerald 143).
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).
Gatsby longs for Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin, who Gatsby met years before. Without Daisy, Gatsby has been living a lonely life. He continues to hope to one day see Daisy, and for her to fall for him again. Understanding this, Carraway feels bad for Gatsby, but also confused. Why does such a wealthy, charming man spend his whole life pining after some girl he met five years ago?
The Great Gatsby is a story about a man with old money and that consistently cheats on his wife. Tom and Daisy are both from old money in the Midwest. They get married and moved to the east. Once Tom was uninterested in Daisy, he had a mistress in New York. In the 1920’s F. Scott Fitzgerald had many troubles with his marriage.
There, conflict arises between Tom and Gatsby, and their world of fantasy becomes a world of rivalry and strife. In the midst of conflict, Myrtle Wilson is struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle. Nick later learns this vehicle to have been driven by Daisy; however, Gatsby shoulders the blame. Nick’s morality is tried one last time, as he must decide whether or not to let Gatsby take the blame for such a horrible incident. Nick ultimately decides to leave Gatsby despite the previous knowledge he acquired.
“In the world people try to hide things from each other but one way or another they find out what they are hiding. ”(Kibin.com) F.Scott Fitzgerald had a hard time naming his novel “The Great Gatsby”. Truly a story about love, lies and deceit. The name is misfitting. Therefore, the title should have been “Love Lies”.
The Great Gatsby, is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel was written in 1925, and has been a classic for years. The main character, as well as who the perspective of the story is from, is Nick Carraway. Carraway’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan, also lives in New York. There, she is married to a rich man named Tom Buchanan; however, Tom is having an affair with another women, named Myrtle Wilson.
In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby’s pursuit of Daisy parallels to his pursuit of the American Dream. We learn that, in Chapter 6, Gatsby did not come from that “Old Money’’ family. He is the son of poor farmers from North Dakota and rises to be notoriously wealthy by becoming a bootlegger. With all this money, it reminded him of the past relations he had with a rich girl: Daisy. Gatsby, in actuality, earned his money to impress, reunite, and rekindle his relationship with Daisy.
Later on in the book Gatsby describes the incident of how Myrtle Wilson was killed to Nick. He said to him, “You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive-and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way... Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back” (pg 143). From the view of readers they do not want to blame Daisy for what happened; they all find her to be a pure and innocent person who would not kill someone. The readers’ intent is to blame Gatsby because he was in the car with Daisy at the time of the accident even though he was not the one that killed
He leaves the two alone after realizing that they are so entranced with each other. Another example is when Nick kept all of his thoughts about the affair to himself. If he would have told Daisy, many of the problems would have been resolved. She would leave Tom for Gatsby. Then Tom could be with Myrtle instead of her tragically dying outside her husband’s shop.
Once Daisy begins to see Gatsby on a regular basis, Gatsby begins to encourage Daisy to leave Tom and create a life with him. In the novel, Nick observes, “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago.” Gatsby believes he can provide Daisy with a lavish and happy life that her unfaithful husband could never give