Examples Of Daisy's Death In The Great Gatsby

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“Revenge is barren if itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair” (Friedrich Schiller). When a woman wrongs a man, the man does not go after the woman, he goes after the man she wronged him with. This is exactly what lead Jay Gatsby to the grave. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, three men are responsible for the inevitable death of Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, the man who whispered his name, George Wilson, the man behind the gun, and Jay Gatsby himself, the man lost in his own dream. Driven by his own thought of superiority, Tom whispered the name to the man behind the gun. Tom of East Egg was married to the wealthy Daisy, but was having an affair with Myrtle, a woman of a lower social class. “Toms got some lady in New York” (Fitzgerald 15). Daisy began to have an affair with the affluent Jay Gatsby of West Egg. When Tom discovered this affair, he did not set after his wife, instead he would “...like to know who he is and what he does” (108). Tom, who was trying to confront Gatsby, suggested that after lunch they all head into town. Gatsby and Daisy took Tom’s coupé while Tom, Jordan and Nick took Gatsby’s car. In the suite in the city, Tom confronted Gatsby about how “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago …show more content…

Wilson discovered Myrtle’s affair by “...a small, expensive dog-leash, made of leather and braided silver. It was apparently new” (158). The leash, too expensive for Myrtle to buy, must have been bought by another man. Wilson said, “Then he killed her...I have a way of finding out” (158). Wilson heard Gatsby’s name from Tom and tracked him down. Wilson found Gatsby in his pool and shot him leaving “...a thin red circle in the water” (162). Wilson then shot himself “and the holocaust was complete” (162). As a result, Wilson was the one to stop Gatsby from reaching his

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