In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the scene of violence in which Myrtle Wilson is hit and killed by Daisy Buchanan in the car contributes to the book’s meaning by showing that in the end lovers never win. There is evidence of many characters in The Great Gatsby cheating on one another. Once the cheater is revealed relationships and peoples lives are ruined.
While at the hotel, Jay Gatsby, Tom and Daisy Buchanan argued about who Daisy really loved. As the argument escalated Jay Gatsby, Daisy’s lover, left with Daisy in his car for home. While Daisy was driving, a frantic woman ran out into the road, and Daisy hit her. Daisy was so distraught by what had happened at the hotel, she didn’t stop to see if the woman had been killed. The woman that Daisy hit and killed was Myrtle Wilson, which happened to be her husband, Tom Buchanan’s lover.
Tom and Myrtle’s relationship seemed false from the start. Myrtle’s dream of being rich led her closer to Tom. And the feeling Tom got when he gave Myrtle expensive gifts pleased him. Tom liked the feeling of giving Myrtle something material that made her happy. Myrtle’s husband, George Wilson, was poor, and he couldn’t provide the rich life Myrtle wanted. Their relationship was built on this false hope of Tom and Myrtle one day being married, although Myrtle believed this to be true, Tom knew that he would never be able to leave his wife. These two came from different ends
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