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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The Great Gatsby is a novel written by the author F. Scotts Fitzgerald in 1925. But the story is based in 1922 this book is mainly about a man named Jay Gatsby. His life story is told to us by a man named Nick Carraway. Nick rents a small house right next to Jay Gatsby’s. It’s located in the West Egg area of Long Island New York. Carraway soon comes to find out that Gatsby is a very mysterious man that is known for throwing the most extravagant parties. He then reconnects with his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom Buchanan. They introduce Nick to Daisy's best friend Jordan Baker. Baker proceeds to tell him more about Buchanan’s marriage, and how he is having an affair with a woman named Myrtle Wilson. Later on, in the book Nick Carraway
Gatsby was murdered by Wilson, because he thought that Gatsby was the one that hit his wife and killed her. Tom is a main contributor to Gatsby’s death because Myrtle was his mistress. Tom was the one that suggested he drive Gatsby’s car to town with Jordan and Nick. Myrtle saw them that day and Nick noticed “her eyes, [which became] wide with jealous terror were fixed not on Tom, but on Jordan Baker, whom she took to be his wife” (125). On the way back home, Gatsby and Daisy were driving the yellow car, which was the car that Tom was driving earlier. Myrtle ran out in front of the car as if “she wanted to speak to [them], [thinking they] were somebody she knew” (143). She ran thinking that it was Tom and that he would stop but, it wasn’t.
“The Great Gatsby” is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in the 1920’s and is a recollection of a man named Nick Carraway's memories of the summer he met Jay Gatsby the person he could not judge. Jay Gatsby changed the most throughout the novel because He started the novel as a rich and extravagant man with a mysterious background, but it was revealed that he didn't start his life this way, James Gatz was a seventeen-year-old fisherman on Lake Superior who had big dreams that he thought he never could make a reality. But he adopted a persona that modelled the ideal person through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old, and met his good companion and friend Mr. Dan Cody. But towards the end of the book the window that is Jay Gatsby is shattered
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is told from the perspective of one of the main characters, Nick Carraway. Nick tells the story of a man named Jay Gatsby, who is his neighbor in the West Egg. Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as a man who everyone wants to know and copy but deep down are very envious of him. Gatsby trusts few people and those whom he trusts know his life story. To everyone else, he is a mystery. Everyone seems obsessed with Jay Gatsby. For this reason the novel revolves about rumors of Gatsby rather than the truth.
The story The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald takes you through the life of the protagonist of the novel, Jay Gatsby, who is shot to death in the end. Who was really the reason for Gatsby’s death? There are many of reasons that lead up to Gatsby’s death and several people who are considered to have caused it. Although George Wilson physically killed him, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby himself all take part in the death. Tom’s anger, Daisy’s carelessness, and Gatsby’s idea of the American Dream all contribute to his death in the end.
The Great Gatsby is a classic American literature book filled with drama, and huge events important to America’s history. The book is set after World War 1; the main character is Nick Carraway. A friend of an old colleague Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan Nick’s cousin once removed, and married to Tom. Finally, there is Jay Gatsby, Daisy’s old lover, and Nick’s very wealthy neighbor. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald suggests that the American dream is naïve, the people who pursue it are oblivious to reality, and foolish.
The book The Great Gatsby is written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it’s a narrative told from the perspective of Nick Carraway. He tells the story of the tragic life of Jay Gatsby and talks about the society of the wealthy people with high social status. He talks about the conflict between the two huge power Tom and Gatsby, due to their similarity in their money and social status, while they compete for dominance and masculinity by fighting over Daisy. Through Nick’s narration and his close relationship with Gatsby, the readers realize that the motive behind everything that Gatsby does is to win back Daisy’s heart to repeat the past, the first time when he fell in love with Daisy.
Although Daisy may seem sweet, it is difficult not to over think her actions throughout the book. If Daisy was always in love with Gatsby as she proclaimed she had been, then how did she move on so quickly? It is tempting to jump to the conclusion that she had only married Tom for his money. Additionally, it is evident that Daisy is aware of Tom having an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Knowing this, was Daisy truly in love with Gatsby after he returned, or was she only acting this way in retaliation to Tom’s affair? If both of these theories are true, that qualifies Daisy as the most selfish person in the novel. These actions cause us to question Daisy’s character throughout the novel; however, there is one incident that is unmistakably an act of selfishness. While Daisy was driving Gatsby and herself home, she ran over Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress. Some believed it was an accident, but Daisy never stopped driving. “The ‘death car,’ as the newspapers called it, didn’t stop; it came out of the gathering darkness, wavered tragically for a moment and then disappeared around the next bend.”(Fitzgerald 144) Because she was in Gatsby’s car, he inadvertently took the blame and eventually got himself killed. The author merely discloses that Daisy and Tom had gone away never to return. Was Gatsby’s death a result of Daisy’s selfishness? Daisy’s selfish desires destroyed relationships and
So with that being said, he turns to making his money by illegal ways like bootlegging. Daisy is to blame for most of Gatsby’s problems because of the way she feels about money, she has affected other characters due to this issue. Gatsby has to be the most affected by Daisy and her decisions, like not waiting for him when he went to war. Daisy has Gatsby head over heels, no matter what she does, he cannot stop obsessing over her and will support her in everything she decides to do. Even to the end of the book where she kills Myrtle, Tom’s mistress with Gatsby’s car. Despite the fact that he knows that she killed a person, he still wants to take the blame for her. A little before she killed Myrtle, Tom finds out about the affair she was having with Gatsby. Tom confronts them about it and Gatsby comes clean to him and tells him what he thinks is true. Which is that Daisy loves him not Tom and she wants to leave him, yet daisy is speechless because at some point she did love Tom and is not so sure she wants to leave him. Gatsby ends up dead because of Daisy bright idea of killing someone and her husband Tom blames it on Gatsby knowing that Wilson was going to kill him. This shows the type of person Daisy is, so she has made many decisions in her past that eventually came to hunt many others in the present till the end of the book her
Gatsby himself is the fifth person to blame for his death. If he was not trying to restore his old relationship with Daisy then Tom would not want to get revenge on him. Another reason that Gatsby is responsible for his own death is that forgot everything except Daisy. He did not think about anything except Daisy. He also should not have kept driving after Daisy hit Myrtle. After he pulled the brake he could have gone back to see if Myrtle was alive and to get help for her, “I tried to make her stop but she couldn’t so I pulled on the emergency brake. Then she fell over into my lap and I drove on” (Fitzgerald 151) He only threw
He wants closure about what happened between them. Daisy confronts Gatsby about an affair she had with Tom, and he doesn’t even care at this point because what they had was ‘real’. She claims to love them both but she decides she wants to go back with Gatsby and not her husband. On her way back, she accidently kills a woman on the side of the road speeds off with Gatsby’s car. Gatsby gets blamed for the death and the husband of the woman shoots him. No one attends Gatsby’s funeral but Nick. This goes to show Gatsby really had no body in his life, and his own true love whom he did everything for, didn’t love him equally. Throughout the whole book, Fitzgerald points out that Gatsby was living his American dream, but because his dream was Daisy, he was living his dream out of fantasy not reality.
On their way home from stopping in town for that day, Daisy had asked Gatsby if it was okay if she could drive his bright yellow car back home. Of course Gatsby insisted. On their drive back Myrtle ran out into the street and Daisy struck her, resulting in her death. Gatsby is obsessive over Daisy and will sacrifice anything to keep her safe, including his own life. If he would have gone with the truth and not taken the blame for the accident, he would have still been alive, having a better chance at getting his dream.
In hindsight, it is simple to recognize what led to Gatsby demise. Blinded by his pursuit of a lifeless dream, Gatsby abandoned all of his integrity. He would mostly ignore his guests at his parties and isolate himself while scanning the crowds for Daisy. The money he used to try and charm Daisy was all acquired through illegal means, and it only proved to be the catalyst for a string of events that led to his murder. While attempting to win Daisy back, he argued without any care about how Daisy felt about the situation. On their drive home, Gatsby did not make Daisy stop the car when she hit and killed Myrtle Wilson, but rather he switched seats with her and took the fall for her wrongdoing. Even with the death of another human being, he could not see beyond his own desire, so “Gatsby became a victim of the greed, apathy, and indifference that corrupts dreams, betrays promises, and destroys possibilities” (Emin). His dream never even had a chance to reach fruition because he had already lost everything that made it possible for his dream to
The Great Gatsby a, novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, follows a cast of characters abiding in the town of East and West Egg on affluent Long Island in the summer of 1922. Each of the characters, while part of the same story line, have different priorities and agendas, each character working towards achieving what they think would benefit them the most. As The Great Gatsby’s plot thickens the characters constantly show their discontent of the American Dream that they are living, always expressing their greed for more, three particular offenders of this deadly sin are Tom, Daisy and Gatsby himself. The characters motives stem from a mixture of boredom, a need and longing for the american dream, and simple selfish human
The Great Gatsby is a novel authored by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is narrated in first-person by a character named Nick Carraway. The novel transpires in Long Island, New York and occasionally New York City in the fictional towns of East Egg and West Egg in the early 1920s. The story begins when Nick Carraway moves from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, a town for the newly rich, seeking wealth and fortune as a bond salesman. Soon after his arrival, he embarks to the East Egg, a fashionable town. He visits his immensely wealthy cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom Buchanan whom he knew in university and they are joined by a professional golfer, Jordan Baker. After witnessing the privileged lives of the East Egg residents, Nick returns to his cottage and observes his neighbor. He is a mysterious and affluent man by the name of Jay Gatsby, outstretching his hand toward a solitary green light. One day, Nick invites Tom to meet his mistress in the Valley of Ashes, a dismal and decaying town coinciding the city and the suburbs. The afternoon is filled with drunken behavior and ends with a fight between Tom and his mistress, Myrtle. The fight was over Daisy during which Tom breaks Myrtle's nose. Following the incident, Nick turns his attention towards the extravagant weekly parties of Gatsby for wealthy and fashionable. Upon a noteworthy invitation, Nick attends the vast celebration and meets with Jordan Baker. Both Jordan and Nick meet Gatsby, who no one at the party has