Responsibility Of Gatsby’s Death Essay

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During the 1920s, the social scene was gradually changing because of the Prohibition Law; with the influence of prohibition, new waves of modern gangsters were created, and they were primarily involved in such crimes as “bootlegging” and “bank robbery.” The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, wrote the novel of The Great Gatsby, which focuses on the unachievable love affair between Gatsby and Daisy. In this novel, Jay Gatsby confronts death by getting shot on his back by flaming pistol triggered by Mr. Wilson. However, Mr. Wilson is not the only person who is responsible for Gatsby’s death; Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan are also accountable.
To start off, Nick Carraway is responsible for the death of Gatsby. During the harmonious relationship with Jordan Baker, Nick displays tolerance of Jordan Baker’s dishonest behavior and considers her dishonesty as incurable. Nick expresses his thought to Jordan by saying, “It made no difference to me. Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply ” (58). However, Nick’s forbearance of woman’s dishonesty develops, and his tolerance of dishonesty reaches an apex. Nick soon covers and hides the origin truth of Myrtle Wilson’s death, and he lets Gatsby assume the responsibility of Myrtle’s death. The next day, Nick sees the abandoned corpse of Jay Gatsby at his pool. After the death of Jay, Nick hides the secret of Myrtle’s death from Tom, but displays his disappointment toward Tom. If Nick had told anyone that Daisy was driving the car, George would not have shot Gatsby. Nick Carraway’s wrong decision that was not to tell anyone Daisy ran over Myrtle has led the Gatsby’s death. Moreover, Carraway’s wide tolerance has not prevented the death, but caused it. He is responsible for Gatsby’s death.
In addition, Daisy Buchanan is accountable for Gatsby’s unexpected death because she murdered Mrs. Wilson. Even though she is married, Daisy has a love affair with Gatsby. Gatsby seems to be devoting everything he possesses to Daisy in order to achieve her back from arrogant Tom Buchanan. With an accruing love and great preparation, Daisy and Gatsby decide to announce the burning love between them. However, Daisy fails to make an action of declaration of her, and escapes from the Plaza Hotel room where great intensity and altercation are heated. To pacify the stresses she holds, Daisy drives Gatsby’s “yellow car” and hits Myrtle. Daisy does not take responsibility of Myrtle’s death, but Gatsby assumes the misdeed of Daisy, just like he devotes his ardor...

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