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Moral Responsibility in Gatsby Bang Gatsbys dead George Wilson shot Gatsby However who is morally responsible for killing Gatsby The obvious answer would be George since he pulled the trigger However it is clear if for no other reason than for the unimportance of George in the book that others were also partly responsible In The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald Tom Daisy and George are morally responsible for the death of Gatsby Tom because of his tattling on Gatsby can be morally blamed for the murder of Gatsby When George talked to him Tom told George it was Gatsbys car that hit Myrtle but he failed to mention that it was Daisy driving Even though it was never directly mentioned it is shown that Tom knew Daisy was the one who killed Myrtle when Nick said and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together p146 when referring to Tom and Daisy talking in their house This conspiring was probably a plan to get Daisy away from the whole incident Furthermore Tom and Daisy leave town the next day proving Toms knowledge of Daisys guilt by just trying to escape with her Even knowing this Tom still had the indecency to tell George it was Gatsbys car Tom can also be morally blamed for the killing of Gatsby because of his affair with Myrtle George killed Gatsby not only because he thought he killed Myrtle but also because he was under the impression that Gatsby was the one having the affair with his wife Tom knew George was thinking this and when George talked to him Tom seized his opportunity to get off the hook for his sin and directed it to Gatsby making himself even more morally incorrect for doing it It is clearly justifiable to blame Tom for Gatsbys death Daisy can also be put morally responsible for Gatsbys
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