Who Killed Jay Gatsby

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The True Killer of Jay Gatsby
Jay Gatsby lies dead, sprawled across the floatie in his pool. But whose fault is it when the question question of responsibility comes up? At the end of the story The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, formerly known as James Gatz, is murdered. George Wilson is the gunman who took Gatsby's and his own life at the end of the story. However, is Wilson really to blame for Gatsby's death? With many people in the story who affect his life and his decisions, there is greater texture to the original question then noticed at first. There are many elements that contribute to the murder of Gatsby. It is clear that someone other than Mr. Wilson bears greater responsibility for this crime. Daisy Buchanan, eyes shaded with love, possesses the hand that took down the great Gatsby.
Mr. Wilson, who held the gun that shot Gatsby, might not be the first person one might mention as his killer. George Wilson may have pulled the trigger, but he is merely a pawn in Myrtle and Tom’s game of love and affairs.In the end of chapter 7, Tom tells George that the yellow car isn’t his. Although this is true, George just accepts the information so easily. A minor character who never appears again, Michaelis, is a keen observer who witnesses the accident. He says that [George] “he was one of those worn-out men...He was his wife's man and not his own”(Fitzgerald,136). Fitzgerald makes it clear that George is a weak man who becomes a pawn in a big game of the American Dream. As Mr. Wilson is trying to climb the ladder of riches, he is tempted with unparalleled hatred for the killer who he thought was Gatsby.
Another possible person who could be responsible for Gatsby’s death is Nick Carraway. Although Nick is the narrator and a close friend of Gatsby throughout the entire book, he is not a likely character to be responsible for Gatsby's death. Nick…...

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