Examples Of Daisy To Blame In The Great Gatsby

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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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