The Great Gatsby

Explain how Nick, Daisy, Tom, George, and Gatsby could be in some way responsible for the death of Gatsby

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Tom alludes to the fact Myrtle was killed by Gatsby's car.

“Listen,” said Tom, shaking him a little. “I just got here a minute ago, from New York. I was bringing you that coupe we’ve been talking about. That yellow car I was driving this afternoon wasn’t mine — do you hear? I haven’t seen it all afternoon.”

Daisy was the driver, she killed Myrtle and drove away without taking responsibility. 

“Was Daisy driving?”

“Yes,” he said after a moment, “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 — and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way.

George pulled the trigger on Gatsby, and then himself.

It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete.


The Great Gatsby