The Role Of The Victims In The Great Gatsby

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Hannah Bell 15 April 2015 Ms. Mock Great Gatsby The Victims In today’s society, innocent people have subconsciously gotten themselves involved in dangerous life changing experiences. These people are called victims. F. Scott Fitzgerald characterizes several characters as victims in his novel, The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby, Myrtle and George Wilson have been victimized by loved ones. Jay Gatsby, the protagonist in The Great Gatsby, has become the play toy of his first love, Daisy. Gatsby was a military officer in Louisville and met Daisy before leaving to go fight in World War I. While Gatsby was overseas, Daisy married Tom Buchanan. Tom Buchanan does not have to work; he was lucky enough to inherit money. To prove Daisy’s reasoning fro marrying Tom, she explained, “’Rich girls don’t marry poor boys’” (Fitzgerald, 9). Daisy would reel Gatsby in and then push him away and keep reeling him in and pushing him away. Daisy “played” Gatsby just to make Tom jealous. Daisy had to prove to Tom that if he does not want her, than some other guy will. Jay Gatsby explains how he feels by saying, They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that they had made (Fitzgerald, 166). Gatsby relates himself as the…show more content…
She is Tom’s victim for pleasure. Myrtle has an affair with Tom because he is masculine and handsome. Tom takes advantage of her and abuses her. For example, Tom and Myrtle are fighting about Daisy and Tom breaks her nose. Myrtle also becomes a victim in her own death. She was hit by Gatsby’s yellow car which was driven by Daisy. Luckily for Daisy, Gatsby took the blame for her terrorizing actions. Daisy chose to take her revenge on Myrtle for having an affair with her husband. Sadly Myrtle’s victimization led to her death bed, but unluckily for George his casualty has just

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