Jay Gatsby and Mrs. Wilson are examples of two types of people who have great, unfulfilled aspirations. Gatsby, a man of large fortune and desire, dreams that through his parties and extravagance he will win back the love of Daisy Buchanan. While this goal is ultimately achieved, Gatsby’s need for a complete resolution of Daisy’s love brings him to his death. Through the hands of Mrs. Wilson’s husband, Gatsby is shot and killed. All of Gatsby’s dreams and hopes collapse because of the actions of Mr. Wilson.
Tom was a well respected figure who cared about his money and image, very much like his wife, Daisy. After the car accident where Daisy preformed a hit-and-run on Myrtle, Tom told George Wilson that Gatsby owned the car, which wasn't true, but he didn't know his wife Daisy was the one actually driving. Tom told George this right after the big fight over who has Daisy's heart in the room in New York City, so obviously, he had bad intentions. Shortly after Tom told George who owned the car, George made a quick trip to West Egg where he shot Gatsby in his swimming pool, then committed suicide in Gatsby's lawn. The first person Nick thought he should tell was Daisy due to their relationship, however, when Nick called their butler informed him that "she and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them . . ."
Scott Fitzgerald implements hints to indicate Gatsby’s impending death through the character’s thoughts. At the night of the car accident, George Wilson is furious and determined to find out who killed his wife. Gatsby allows the blame to be on himself; as a result, Wilson asks someone the directions to Gatsby’s home. Wilson’s desire to get to Gatsby’s home signals that Wilson wants to unleash his anger. Wilson’s fury could reveal that he desires to hurt Gatsby to get back at him for supposedly killing Myrtle.
In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald showed that love leads to lies and hardship which results in Gatsby lying about who ran over Myrtle. Gatsby is planning to lie to everyone and say that he killed Myrtle even though Daisy was the one driving the car. “Yes,” he said after a moment, “But of course I’ll say I was”(Gatsby 110). This shows that he loves Daisy so much that he would take the blame for this so she wouldn 't get in trouble. He is trying to protect Daisy so they can run away together and be together for the rest of their lives.
“It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson's body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete” (Fitzgerald 112). This quote is referring to Nick and the gardener carrying Gatsby’s dead body inside. George Wilson had shot Gatsby and then shot himself. This murder and suicide are the peak of violence portrayed in The Great Gatsby. Wilson was devastated because of Myrtle, his beloved wife.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby was murdered by George Wilson Husband of Myrtle. In the court of law there’s only one person who was responsible and guilty for the murder of Jay Gatsby. Although in the eyes of god there was more than one person responsible for the murder or had the ability to stop the outcome of the murder. Weather it was Tom being honest about his affair, Daisy doing the right thing and stopping during the accident or Jay Gatsby himself by taking control of the situation and doing what was good for both Daisy and himself instead of just what 's best for Daisy. Tom, Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby were selfish and self centered leading them to become Morally responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby.
Violence was a common occurrence, affecting every situation and each person in The Great Gatsby. Deep into the seventh chapter, the most violent action of the story took place. Myrtle Wilson and her husband start arguing, but she runs out into the street. As she did this, a death car sped around the road and hit Myrtle.
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.
“At two o’clock Gatsby put on his bathing suit and left word with the butler that if anyone phoned word was to be brought to him at the pool. Gatsby shouldered the mattress and started for the pool. Once he stopped and shifted it a little and the chauffeur asked him if he needed help, but he shook his head and in a moment disappeared among the yellowing trees. ”(The Great Gatsby). Gatsby ends up dying in the end loving Daisy.
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).
In chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby throws a gigantic party and invites his neighbor, Nick Carraway, to his party. This is significant because Gatsby is “in love” with Nick’s cousin Daisy. By inviting Nick, he befriends him in order to become closer to him to ask him to reintroduce him to Daisy, who is now married with child.
Literary deaths always have a meaning, and the abrupt demise of various characters in The Great Gatsby is no exception. As tensions build and secret loves are proclaimed, characters begin to meet untimely deaths. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses Gatsby and Wilson's deaths, along with Gatsby's funeral, to symbolize the death of the American dream. Both men simply want to be successful and happy, and neither of them achieve their ultimate dreams.
Unfortunately, this results in his demise. Once he meets up with her again, he gets carried away from there, wanting her all to himself. At the Hotel in New York, Gatsby stands up to Tom and tries to convince him Daisy never loved him, and he so desperately wants to hear it. From this point on, events go downhill quickly. Daisy hits Myrtle on the way back home, and Wilson, assuming the driver was Gatsby, sneaks off to Gatsby’s mansion and shoots him.
Gatsby’s flaw in his life is his unconditional love for Daisy. He can never get over her and never will. Daisy was the reason Gatsby died because Gatsby covered for an accident that was daisy's fault but didn’t want her to get hurt or taken away from