JAY GATSBY FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME Noted entrepreneur victim of fatal gunshot. No Witnesses of the Death. NEW YORK, 16 August – Reports that wealthy New York entrepreneur Mr. Jay Gatsby has been shot dead have now been confirmed by New York police. According to the authorities, the 32-year-old was found yesterday evening by his butler and friend Mr Nick Carraway. The tragedy occurred in his very own pool in West Egg. There are currently no witnesses of the death itself, though there have been multiple reports of two successive gun shots being heard from the West Egg village. Mr. Carraway, the late Mr. Gatsby’s neighbour, confirmed to the police that Mr. Gatsby was still lying on a blue pneumatic mattress when he was found bleeding into the pool …show more content…
Wilson is unknown, though there is much speculation that Mr. Gatsby’s death is closely tied to an accident that was reported a day before his death. Some readers may remember that a car accident was reported a few days ago. To briefly sum up the case, Myrtle Wilson was killed in a gruesome hit-and-run in the Valley of Ashes. The death car was large and yellow, and drove off at fifty to sixty miles according to eyewitnesses. It has now been confirmed that Myrtle Wilson was in fact the wife of George Wilson, primary suspect of the case of Mr. Gatsby’s murder. Residents of New York might find the yellow automobile familiar, as it is often reported to be seen at Mr. Gatsby’s parties or being recklessly driven on the streets of New York by Mr. Gatsby himself. Principal witness at the inquest of the car accident, Mr. Mavro Michaelis, provided more details on the Wilsons. Mr. Michaelis has been running the coffee joint beside Mr. Wilson’s auto-mechanic shop for four years, and appears to be the closest acquaintance of Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson reportedly told Mr. Michaelis that he was keeping his wife locked upstairs before they would move west in a few days. According to Mr. Michaelis, Mrs. Wilson was heard in the evening arguing with her husband, and seen running towards the death car as if intending to speak to the person inside, clearly unaware that this car would be the cause of her …show more content…
Gatsby’s peculiar involvement in this accident fuels the rumour that Mrs. Wilson was in fact having an affair with Mr. Gatsby. However, the rumour was disputed by Mrs. Wilson’s sister, Catherine, who was present at the inquiry of Mr. Gatsby’s death. “Myrtle and George were very much in love,” she testified. “Myrtle having an affair with Mr. Gatbsy? I’ve never heard of such a ridiculous thing! She’s never even met him. She was crazy about him… crazy about George. Myrtle was into no mischief whatsoever.” There will thus be no official investigation by the Long Island officials into the connection between Mrs. Wilson’s death and Mr. Gatsby’s death, according to a statement made by District Attorney Samuel T. Buckle. “I am convinced that the death of Mr. Gatsby has no relation to the tragedy that occurred in the Valley of Ashes. There will be no investigation as far as Long Island officials are concerned. There is every reason to believe that Mr. Wilson was a madman deranged by the grief of losing his wife.” Further investigations on both deaths are being carried out separately by authorities. Mr. Gatsby is thought to be survived by his father, Henry C. Gatz, of Minnesota. It is not disclosed when a funeral for Mr. Gatsby will be held, although his absence will surely be grieved by the avid party-goers of New
Many people have had an unrealistic or unattainable dream. No clearer is the idea represented than in F.Scott Fitzgerald’s historical fiction novel, The Great Gatsby. Specifically with the main character,Gatsby, who is essentially the personification of the American dream. As such, he is fundamentally an innocent victim who is destroyed by his inability to accept reality.
I never thought in my lifespan would I ever see my cousin, Daisy Buchanan, or her husband, Tom again, but here I am, sitting on the metroline to the new Buchanan residence. It has been nearly three years since the death of Jay Gatsby. He is long gone and laying firm in the ground, sharing his grave with fresh despondency, even after three years have passed. Myrtle Wilson resides in near ground to Gatsby, but she is covered with much more of a stiff shell than just dirt and soil. Of course, in a likely hidden, unmarked grave in the Valley of Ashes lay George Wilson, as well.
Wilson’s POV: As I approached Gatsby’s estate, I felt God’s eyes following my every movement, beckoning me to avenge my beloved wife who was ripped away from me. I was going to take her somewhere safe, where she would no longer be pursued by other men, but I failed her, I failed Myrtle. The monster Gatsby may have thought that he could escape from his sins, stealing my wife and then throwing her away like garbage, but God saw everything, and he could not run forever. His inconsiderate actions have angered our Father, who did not approve of such a manipulative man with revolting hauteur. Gatsby lived like a king in his castle, protected by his wealth, and oblivious to the consequences of his actions.
Following her recent death, Mrs. Wilson has been identified as Mr. Gatsby’s ‘Mystery Mistress’ who has been spotted many times inside his large mansion in West Egg. George Wilson, Myrtle’s husband has said that he knew she was having an affair, but with whom he did not know. In light of recent events, he had the following to say; “I loved Myrtle. We were planning
In “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald, Myrtle Wilson plays a role in not only her own death, but also the tragic demise of J. Gatsby. In chapter 2 she is described as “in her middle thirties and faintly stout” (29). Myrtle Wilson is the wife of degenerate garage owner George Wilson. She expresses her feelings for her decision on marrying George as “The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake” (34-35).
Jealousy is the root of a lot problems this is the case with F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby. In this book we will talk about how jealousy is the main factor in this topic. Consequently proving how jealous Tom Buchanan is when he is surrounded Jay Gatsby.
Wilson's death. Myrtle Wilson is married to George Wilson, a gas station and garage owner, who later kills Gatsby. George kills Gatsby because when Daisy and Gatsby were in a car together, Myrtle jumped in front of the car, and was killed instantly. When killed, Tom Buchanan told George Wilson that Gatsby killed his wife, when Daisy was really the one driving the car. This caused George to kill Gatsby, and then instantly shoot himself in the mouth.
The theme of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is that the upper class tend to participate in actions that are commonly seen as dishonest, unfaithful, or sketchy. Characters like Nick, Gatsby, Tom and George have twisted views on their own reality due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty. Nick was constantly lied to in the story, for example, Gatsby lied to him about where he got his money. Lies, similar to the one above, gave Nick some twisted views on the reality of his friendship. Gatsby had a twisted view on love due to Daisy marrying Tom right after he left for the war, rather than waiting for him.
Once Mr. Wilson shot and killed Gatsby he placed the fun upon himself and committed suicide. His body was found by the gardener near the bushes. It is dementing to know that such incident like a car crash death can lead to a homicide and suicide.
Gatsby uses the last five years of his life trying to achieve his one goal of obtaining Daisy as his wife and spending the rest of his life with her, but what happens to him instead is unexpected and undeserved. Jay Gatsby got shot and killed by George Wilson. Gatsby did not sleep with Myrtle, he is an honorable man and would not sleep with another man’s wife. Gatsby also did not kill Myrtle, if he did he would have stopped the car and not just kept driving. Daisy did not talk to Gatsby ever again after the accident.
Later, Gatsby takes the blame of killing Myrtle Wilson in the car accident: “Was Daisy driving?” ‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was.” (p.154). Although, the protagonist is more committed to the idea of Daisy, than her true self. Self-centered, Gatsby believes that
After the gunshots occur, Gatsby’s death is indicated by “a thin red circle in the water” (Fitzgerald
Although the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald emphasizes the parties and prosperity of the American 1920's, it reveals many major characters meeting tragic ends. The characters who meet these ends - Jay Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson, and George Wilson - possess the same tragic characteristic: they endeavor for something more out of their lives than what they have. This ambition for what they could not have ultimately spelled their doom: Gatsby wanted money and Daisy; Myrtle wanted wealth and luxury, and sought it from Tom Buchanan; Wilson earned what he could only to please Myrtle. The Great Gatsby reveals a tragic nature through the trials and tribulations these characters endure to progress and prosper, only to receive death for their ambition. The exciting and wild time period of the "Roaring Twenties" provides a stark contrast to the deaths in order to further highlight the tragic nature of the novel, and leaves a theme that even those with the most hope and strong ambitions can fail and die miserably, no matter how much money they have.
In F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is killed for an act he did not commit. Gatsby’s acts of generosity and hospitality prove that he does not deserve to be killed. Also, Jay’s romantic side shows that he is a great guy and cares about others. Lastly, Gatsby is innocent of the Myrtle Wilson murder. Readers may now easily identity that Jay Gatsby did not deserve to receive such a vulgar fate of