Who Was Responsible For Gatsby's Death

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T he 1920 era novel, The Great Gatsby , reveals a story about events that led to a elegant man’s downfall. Jay Gatsby was a fashionable man, one who you can say was higher up in society, one who strongly pursued the American dream. However, corruption and greed runs in most individuals and after being gunned down by the antagonist, George Wilson, who can you really say was responsible for Gatsby’s death? A expeditious judge would be the man who murdered Gatsby, right? I mean he pulled the trigger so ultimately he has all the blame, right?
Upon the many shady characters throughout The Great Gatsby , I have confidence in that Wilson,
Daisy, and Tom are accountable for Jay Gatsby’s death.
By all means, George Wilson was one of the many people that resulted to Gatsby’s
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Nonetheless, Tom plays just an equal role as Daisy when it comes to Gatsby’s death.
After he conquered the argument with Gatsby, he had to show his superior figure one last time.
“You two start on home, Daisy, in Mr. Gatsby’s car” (Fitzgerald 134). If Tom never made Daisy and Gatsby drive together, Daisy wouldn’t be the one behind the wheel and Myrtle's death could've been avoided. Another reason Tom is responsible for Gatsby’s death is from what he tells Wilson. With the mental state and intentions on receiving revenge to his wife's murderer,
Toms tells Wilson that, “She ran out ina road. Sonofabitch didn’t even stopus car” (Fitzgerald
139). Tom knew Daisy was the one that drove the car, but after Gatsby called him out, Tom didn’t approve of that and had to get revenge.
All in all, it is clear that not just one person should take full responsibilities and guilt to
Gatsby’s downfall. Through a series of domino effects, many characters twisted stories and told deceitful lies that ultimately led to the death of Gatsby. Upon the many shady characters
Kilinski 3 throughout The Great Gatsby , I have confidence in that Daisy, Tom, and Wilson are accountable for Jay Gatsby’s death.
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