Who Was To Blame For Daisy's Death In The Great Gatsby

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When someone is murdered, is it possible for them to take the blame for their death? The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald includes topics from 1920s America such as new money and old money, discrimination of gender, and most importantly, death. In the novel, Gatsby gets shot and killed by Wilson, because his car was the car that ran over Wilson’s wife Myrtle. Many people believe that Tom is to blame for Gatsby’s death but the evidence proves otherwise. Gatsby is to blame for his own death because he let Daisy drive his car intoxicated and he was so obsessed with the idea of Daisy that it led to his downfall.

First off, Gatsby is to blame for his own death because he let Daisy drive his car while being intoxicated. In the story, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows that Daisy is driving by saying that when Gatsby and Daisy “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.”(F. Scott Fitzgerald 143) This shows that Gatsby made a conscious effort to say it was ok for her to drive in the state she was in, because he didn’t want to say no to Daisy. …show more content…

Fitzgerald displays this by describing the following: “he bought an insanely big house and threw parties all in the hope of her wandering by one day.” (Ramo Lukovic) The fact that Gatsby did all of this just to happen upon the CHANCE of Daisy meeting him and reuniting with him means that he would give anything for her. Fitzgerald has Gatsby cover for Daisy on Myrtle’s death to show this intense emotion, which impacts the story a great amount as it’s the main reason for Gatsby’s

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