Examples Of Running Away In The Great Gatsby

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Webster’s dictionary defines running away as “To leave quickly in order to avoid or escape something”(Running away). There are a lot of examples of people running away in The Great Gatsby. Daisy Buchanan runs away from her problems when she ran away from killing Myrtle. Daisy and Tom also ran away from Tom’s affairs in Chicago and they ran away from them in West Egg, Finally Daisy ran away the affair with Gatsby in the hotel. Running away is not an effective solution for your problems because they will come back in different places even if you don’t deal with them, running way can seem easy but it can hurt the ones you love, finally running away only masks the problem, it doesn’t really solve it. Running away does not solve a problem because if you chose not to deal with it, it will just come back in a different place. Tom and Daisy are good examples of this because whenever they run…show more content…
Nick went into the city one day and saw Tom, he did not like Tom because he thought that if he had not told Wilson about Gatsby he would be alive “I couldn’t forgive him or like him but what is saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back in their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess that they had made….”(Fitzgerald 179). Tom and Daisy ran from their problems trying to fix them but really they just made Nick not like them more, because they stayed away from what they had done. Overall, running away is never a good solution because it can lead to many things. It can cause recurring problems, hurt the ones you love, and will mask the problem, not solve it. Finally Nick and Tom go to see Tom’s mistress and Myrtle dies at the hands of Daisy, then Wilson kills Gatsby and then kills
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