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The Great Gatsby: Who Killed Him? Leavenworth High School/ Junior Honors English Essay

533 words - 3 pages

Secret Humphrey
Junior Honors English
Mrs. Williams
04 28 2017
Who? What? When? Where? Why? .The five W’s are the most important questions of a novel. In this essay the most important W is “who”. For example, who killed Gatsby? My personal belief if that he killed himself. The reasons for this is because he was a bootlegger, he was a to nice of a man, and he was in love with a married women. And for these reasons I believe he was responsible for his own death.
Bootlegging, is the illegal business of transporting (smuggling) alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by the law. And this so happen to be Jay Gatsby’s profession. Gatsby came into this profession when he came back from the war. In Chapter Five there is speculation that he was a bootlegger but it was finally announced in Chapter Seven by Tom Buchanan. How Jay became a Rum-runner is that he bought up a bunch of side-street drug-stores in Chicago and sold illegal alcohol over the counter. Because of this, this made his life very difficult. For example, he had to keep everything a secret and he had to fabricate his life story. Thus being, is the one of the reasons I believe that Gatsby was responsible for his own death.
The second most important reason why I believe Gatsby killed himself is that he was just too nice of a man. The reason why I believe this is because he constantly trying...

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