Responsibility for Gatsby's Death Essay

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    His death is influenced by the arrogance of surrounding individuals as a result of the materialistic theme of the 1920’s. The concept of wealth defining character at the time plays an important role when Myrtle Wilson is tragically killed. This is demonstrated when Gatsby is mistaken to be behind the wheel rather than Daisy. Gatsby’s failure to notice the true character of Daisy is largely due to his lapse of judgment towards her as she represents everything he has ever wanted. This is observed when Nick says, "There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams--not through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion” (152). Here, Nick describes the exaggerated nature of Gatsby's rich imagination of her. What Gatsby fails to realize is that Daisy symbolizes both material success as well as the corruption wealth can bring. She demonstrates her vast carelessness when she allows Gatsby to take blame for Myrtle Wilson’s unintentional death. This careless action results in Gatsby’s death later in the novel. However, her inability to take responsibility for her actions demonstrates that her vast possession of wealth acts as a shield from…

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    Churchill once said that “The price of greatness is responsibility.”, and the lack of Gatsby’s responsibility throughout the novel makes his greatness an illusion covered in wealth and power, which easily fades away at his plight, when he loses his green light, Daisy. Throughout the book, Gatsby is presented as a great person by the narrator, Nick, who seems more biased inclining towards the great Gatsby and the evil Tom and Daisy, even though Gatsby’s character is described as a mysterious…

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    In society today is an expectation to understand right versus wrong, what is morally and socially acceptable. Friendships show the actions between the two people take for each other these actions show responsibility and moral integrity towards each other. The wealthy class in America during the twenties lacked any form of moral responsibility, many of them were careless. Nick becoming responsible for Gatsby was inevitable, from “Creating a Creator” by David H. Lynn. In The Great Gatsby by F.…

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    George Wilson pulled the trigger that ended Gatsby’s life, but all of the blame should not be placed on George. Gatsby’s death resulted from a chain of many events that all contributed to his demise. The death could be traced back to Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, Tom Buchanan, or Gatsby himself. The main events that contributed to Gatsby’s death were Myrtle and Tom’s affair, Gatsby’s obsession and affair with Daisy, Myrtle's death, and George Wilson eventually shooting Gatsby. These events all…

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    Theme Of Gatsby's Death

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    In Ch 9, F. Scott Fitzgerald elucidates the aftermath of Gatsby’s death, in which Nick desperately tries to gather Gatsby’s close friends for his imminent funeral. As Nick fails to find such people, Fitzgerald reveals that Gatsby, although a man of supposed stature and renown, has made no difference on anyone’s lives, dead or alive, except for Nick’s, who seems to idolize Gatsby; this is apparent as Nick seems intent on taking responsibility for Gatsby’s postmortem affairs, even though he, just…

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    Jay Gatsby, is a bootlegger who rose from rags to riches and is madly in love with a married woman Daisy Buchanan. Jay Gatsby’s life is ended by a man named George Wilson, whose wife is run over by Daisy in Gatsby’s car and who believes Gatsby was having an affair with his wife. While George Wilson shoots Gatsby, Gatsby is responsible for his own death. George pulled the trigger, however, he was only there because Gatby’s unsavory reputation made it plausible he was having an affair with…

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    Despite evidence of Daisy’s shallowness, Gatsby’s unrealistic desire to restore the past ultimately blinds him to the reality of his destructive relationship, as his infatuated pursuit of Daisy consumes his identity. In an effort to assimilate into the aristocratic class, Gatsby reinvents his identity under the illusions of pre-established wealth, despite his actual humble upbringing. His pursuit of Daisy ultimately resulted in his own downfall, as she fails to take responsibility for her…

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    daughter to establish her as a trophy that represents the final recognition of Gatsby’s success and completion of his dream. In short, Gatsby,…

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    Gatsby really was at fault for his own death? After Jordan…

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    Who is morally responsible for Gatsby’s death? The obvious answer would be George Wilson since he is the one that pulled the trigger, but that really isn’t the case. The other characters weren’t directly involved with the murder but they were they cause of it, hence they are partly responsible for his death. Tom, Daisy and George are morally responsible for the death of Gatsby. George shot Gatsby not only because he thought Gatsby killed his wife but he believed that Gatsby was the one that had…

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