Prosperity in New York in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a book about following the American Dream in 1922. The story takes readers through a time of great prosperity in New York and the two sides of Long Island, East and West Egg. Nick Carraway has moved from the Midwest and is in New York to learn the bond business and is introduced to many different characters throughout the book including: Daisy and Tom Buchanan, George and Myrtle Wilson, Jordan Baker and Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. After a complicated set of events, Gatsby, George and Myrtle are dead. George is the one who pulled the trigger on Gatsby, but is not fully responsible for Gatsby’s death. There are many people involved that cause the chain of events to happen that ultimately lead …show more content…

Although she is not in a good state to drive, she does so and ends up killing Myrtle while driving through the Valley of Ashes. At this point, all events after this lead to Gatsby’s death. She started it all. Even though she was the one who ran over Myrtle, she let Gatsby take the blame and got away free. George Wilson wanted revenge on whoever killed his wife and it was not Gatsby who did. Daisy is very conceited and only cared about money. Whoever had money was where she would go.
Secondly, Gatsby was responsible for his own death. He, in a sense, killed himself. Ever since he met Daisy in Louisville, he has been obsessed over the fact that they might be together again one day. Anything and everything he did was for Daisy; all his fancy parties, all his wealth, even his home – set just across the bay from her. She is the reason for his transformation from James Gatz to Jay Gatsby. After reuniting with Daisy, Gatsby believed her finally had her in his grasp forever. He even stopped holding his lavish parties, as they were no longer needed to grab her attention. However, after the big argument at the hotel suite, Gatsby learns that despite Daisy’s love for him, she will always love Tom. “’Even alone I can't say I never love Tom.’ She admitted in a pitiful voice. ‘It wouldn't be true’”(142). This is when a part of Gatsby dies, when he sees one of the only people he has ever loved go with someone else. Even after that, he takes the blame from

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