Daisy murdered Myrtle. The only thing that remains is to determine whether it was an accident or a deliberate act. From Gatsby’s perspective, all we know about Myrtle’s death is what he tells Nick: that she ran out in front of the vehicle and Daisy swerved to avoid her, but “lacked her nerve” and rather than flee off the road, back into her instead.
Gatsby has no idea who the woman is, yet Nick and—and readers—know she’s Tom’s mistress. Is Daisy aware? Early in the book, Jordan Baker informs Nick that “Tom has a lady in New York,” but does she know it’s Myrtle? People talk and converse. Could news have reached Daisy?
Daisy, unaware of Gatsby’s real identity, rushes out to stop his unmistakable “circus wagon” automobile, which she had seen him driving earlier that day. Daisy is accused of murdering a stranger by accident or on purpose, with the difference being whether she drives into her husband’s lover on purpose or by mistake.
While Gatsby believes it was an accidental death, he has never truly comprehended Daisy’s true nature. Does Daisy disclose the truth to Tom? What are they saying to one another as Nick looks through the kitchen window? With predictable results, Tom informs Wilson where to find the vehicle that killed his brother.
What does Tom tell Daisy? Does she know that Wilson, armed with a pistol, has set out on foot in search of Gatsby? Even after she had received a letter from Gatsby and told her family that she wouldn’t go through with the wedding, Daisy goes off with Tom without a whimper.
We don’t hear anything more from her. Daisy has murdered one of his mistresses by running over it with a car and fleeing the area, just as Tom had previously killed an earlier mistress of his by driving her into a ditch. They are truly deserving of one another.
Daisy is the individual who causes Myrtle Wilson’s death. This reality, on the other hand, remains concealed. Daisy drives Gatsby’s automobile at this tragic moment, and he is unwavering in his commitment to preserve her and take the blame upon himself.
Daisy, who is in fact Gatsby’s wife, kills Myrtle when she runs her automobile over the woman. It is, however, Daisy who takes to East Egg on the return journey. To soothe her nerves, she is allowed to do so. When Myrtle looks out of the window and perceives Tom driving about town in Gatsby’s car, the accident happens. She then looks out of the window and thinks that Tom is behind the wheel once more.
The foolhardy youngster charges into the middle of the road in an attempt to catch his attention. Daisy appears to be acting too quickly in this scenario, as she smashes Myrtle with her car and causes her death.
The murderer’s identity remains hidden. Despite Nick’s counsel to depart the area, Gatsby stays behind to make sure Daisy is safe. George Wilson’s wife, a decent woman, is broken-hearted by the tragic news. He is obsessed with finding out who the murderer is and burns with a vengeance.
George intends to murder the offender. George subsequently receives false information from Tom about Gatsby’s culpability in the accident. It allows him to locate the car owner within minutes. Wilson, believing that the motorist of the vehicle is also Myrtle’s lover, kills Gatsby and takes his own life.