Why does Daisy kill Myrtle?

Daisy accidentally kills Myrtle because she cannot stop Gatsby's car or react in time to avoid hitting her. Myrtle runs into the street when the yellow car approaches because she mistakenly believes Tom is driving and she wants to get his attention. Daisy, the actual driver, is caught off-guard and hits Myrtle, killing her instantly.

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InThe Great Gatsby, Daisy does not intentionally try to kill Myrtle Wilson; she accidentally runs her over when Myrtle dashes into the street. In chapter 7, Daisy, Tom, Gatsby, Nick, and Jordan decide to drive into the city, where they meet at the...

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In The Great Gatsby, Daisy does not intentionally try to kill Myrtle Wilson; she accidentally runs her over when Myrtle dashes into the street. In chapter 7, Daisy, Tom, Gatsby, Nick, and Jordan decide to drive into the city, where they meet at the Plaza Hotel. Before they depart for the city, Tom insists on driving Gatsby's yellow Rolls-Royce while Gatsby takes Daisy in his car. On their way into the city, Tom stops for gas at Wilson's shop, and Myrtle sees him out of her apartment window. Myrtle Wilson, Tom's mistress, notices that Tom is driving a yellow car and plans on stopping him when he returns from the city. Later that day, tensions rise as Tom and Gatsby get into a heated argument at the Plaza Hotel.

After Tom exposes Gatsby as a bootlegger, he is confident that Daisy will never leave him and allows her to drive home with Gatsby. Following the argument, Gatsby allows Daisy to drive his yellow Rolls-Royce home to help calm her down. As they drive by the shop, Myrtle suddenly jumps out into the road. Under the impression that Tom is behind the wheel of Gatsby's car, Myrtle runs into the road as a last-ditch effort to escape her marriage and get Tom's attention.

When Myrtle dashes into the road, Daisy has no time to react and hits her. After accidentally killing Myrtle, Daisy callously continues driving and later allows Gatsby to take the blame for the accident, which eventually leads to his death.

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