The Great Gatsby Is To Blame For Daisy's Death

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Love is an extraordinary thing, the majority of people wish to be loved and want someone to love. However what do you do when that love demolishes who you are as a person? That is exactly what happens to Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby is a novel told from the eyes of Nick Carraway. Jay Gatsby is an ordinary rich man from very humble beginnings. He threw grand and lavish parties, hoping that one day Daisy, the love of his life from 5 years ago, would stumble into his parties. He loved Daisy with all of his heart, even though loving Daisy cost him his entire life, and changed him altogether.
Love was the death of Gatsby. Love caused Gatsby to take the blame for the death of Myrtle Wilson and that led in the death of Gatsby. On page 143 Gatsby says to Nick “Yes, but of course I’ll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive-” Gatsby was prepared to take the blame for what Daisy had done. Tom tells Nick on page 178 that he was the one who told George that the yellow car belonged to Gatsby. Which resulted in George killing Gatsby, him being the owner led George to believe Gatsby was the person driving that night his wife Myrtle was killed. If Daisy had truly loved Gatsby she would’ve recognized what she had done
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He got involved in deceitful business to secure money almost instantaneously. He changed his entire person, remade himself so that Daisy would like him because he had money and more to offer her. Tom says to Gatsby “That drugstore business was just a small change, but you’ve got something on now that Walter’s afraid to tell me about”(134). He was hoping that that information would’ve been kept under wraps. He didn’t want anyone to know how he attained money so rapidly. He changed who he was altogether in hopes of impressing Daisy with whom he had

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