The possession of people and their downfall

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Bear Grylls says that “a man's pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance”. People possess flaws that are not always obvious and similarly do animals. For instance, the Dodo species is a heavy and slow running bird that becomes extinct because of its flaw of not being a fast runner, thus emphasizing the fact that survival of a species depends on its abilities. Similarly, character flaws influence in Francis Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby that Jay Gatsby’s immaturity and the sacrificing mentality, Myrtle Wilson’s greediness and Gatsby’s wealth eventually lead to their downfall.
Firstly, Gatsby’s immaturity causes him to lose Daisy. Tom, Daisy’s husband, knows that she regularly visits Gatsby, but he does not get to know their affair. Thus, Tom provokes Gatsby to say, “your wife doesn’t love you, she [has] never loved you. She loves me” (Fitzgerald 130). Daisy tries to prevent Gatsby from revealing their relationship to Tom, but she fails. This disappoints Daisy and makes her lose faith in Gatsby. Thus, she replies Tom “how could I love him?” (Fitzgerald 132). Gatsby becomes shocked by this incident because he realizes that his childish action has made him lose Daisy. Gatsby should have realized that Tom’s provocation is an attempt to separate him from Daisy. This in turn causes Daisy to side with Tom, revealing how Gatsby’s immaturity leads to his downfall. Furthermore, despite Daisy’s action Gatsby still does not give up his love for her and after the conversation between who does Daisy loves the most, Tom sends Daisy and Gatsby back to Long Island in Gatsby’s yellow car. When they reach the Valley of Ashes, Myrtle runs over their car and dies instantly. M...

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...atsby. In addition, Gatsby also takes the blame of Myrtle’s death in order to protect Daisy, which results in Gatsby’s death. Similarly, Myrtle loses both her self-respect and life because of her greediness. At first, she starts a relationship with Tom to be rich and her overconfidence that Tom loves her more than Daisy leads Tom to hit her. Further, she also tries to run away from her husband, which causes her death revealing how thoughtless she is. Lastly, Gatsby’s wealth leads him to lose Daisy when Daisy comes to realize that Gatsby possesses illegal money. Gatsby wealth also leads him to his death. Gatsby uses his money to throw parties, hoping that he will attract Daisy. Tom realizes this and does revenge on Gatsby by telling George that Gatsby Killed his wife. This concludes and clearly shows how Fitzgerald uses flaws in his novel, The Great Gatsby.
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