We see this in our first encounter of Myrtle when they make a trip to New York. Fitzgerald persistently uses unflattering language to describe Myrtle’s actions, for example, “her laughter, her gestures, her assertions became more violently affected moment by moment”, she “laughed pointlessly”, “flounced over to the dog” and possessed “impressive hauteur”.
‘What if I did tell him? That fellow had it coming to him. He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy's, but he was a tough one. He ran over Myrtle like you'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car.’
Myrtle has been affected by both socioeconomic and gender inequity. She is unhappy being trapped in the lower middle class in the valley of ashes, but she can not work hard to raise her status because she is a woman. When Myrtle first married George Wilson, she thought she was marrying a rich man, but she later realizes that this was a trick and Wilson is very poor: “‘I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody's best suit to get married in, and never even told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out.’ She looked around to see who was listening. ‘Oh, is that your suit?' I said. 'This is the first I ever heard about it.' But I gave it to him and then I lay down and cried to beat the band all
Tom was having an affair with Myrtle. He says, “I want to see you, and get on the next train.” She replies, “All right, I’ll meet you by the news-stand” (30). These
During chapter two, Myrtle Wilson is introduced. Nick shares how he feels about Myrtle. Myrtles physical appearances are greatly emphasized as Nick describes her body “sweeping”
Even though myrtles nerves were smoldering, she acted as calm as she could, she came down the stairs smiling slowly and sked her husband to get chairs as soon as he leaves she talks to tome in a course voice.
Octavios explained and then Emily started to get mad and she zipped right out of the rocket then she sensed that her sister was in danger but Emily was going the wrong way she was heading to earth Emma's point of view she was flying ( they don't really fly though) around and then saw Octavios holding there mom and dada hostages do then they were trying to get out but they couldn't so Emma started to come at them and then Octavios hooded her with his powers and she was squirming around then he said in a snarled voice "stop squirming or your the first one to be dropped in the twig of death" "well if I stop squirming then who will be dropped down the twig of death?" " I don't no" ( the twig of death is the most deadliest thing that you can imagine) and the Octavios did his famous evil laugh it sort of went like this hahahahaha cough cough you no what I don't need to laugh right now" "why because you are old?" Then she looked worried because she just noticed what she just said and she was nervously laughing " CUT that is awesome" the director said "that was amazing for our new show thank you thank you, you guys are amazing at that" " well we wouldn't be without you so we are going to thank you every time we see you" Emily said
When Myrtle put on her “mask” she “was now attired in an elaborate afternoon dress of cream colored chiffon” (Fitzgerald 34). Not only did her clothes change, but “with the influence of the dress, her personality had also undergone a change” (Fitzgerald 34). When Myrtle put on the cream dress she was trying to imitate Daisy and her “purity”. In addition, she her entire attitude changes. She tries to talk about the “lower order” as if she is not one of them. When Myrtle was in New York with Tom and his friend Nick, they were having a party and Tom ordered Myrtle to “get some more ice and mineral water before everybody goes to sleep”(Fitzgerald 35). Tom is putting Myrtle in her place and reassuring her that she is nothing more than a servant. Myrtle, however, replied by saying she “told that boy about the ice. [she] raised her eyebrows in despair at the shiftlessness of the lower orders. These people! You have to keep after them all the time” (Fitzgerald 35). She believes that just because she is with a wealthy man that she is anatomically high class and had the means to order anyone around. Ultimately, her craving for an opulence life led her to her death when she jumped in front of a car thinking it was Tom. Which proves that one can not move up the social ladder.
Myrtle Wilson is obsessed with leaving her poor life behind her by being with Tom but unlike Gatsby, her attempts are fruitless. She attempts to make herself seem an upper class person like when she changed her dress before the party in chapter two. She believes her husband is beneath her and talks of all low statuses as if she isn’t one of them. "I told that boy about the ice." Myrtle raised her eyebrows in despair at the shiftlessness of the lower orders. "These people! You have to keep after them all the time." (42)
Nick does not think Tom and Myrtle really loves each other (Hays, “Fitzgerald”). Everyone knew about Tom’s affair with Myrtle expect Myrtle’s husband. Nick left Tom and Myrtle at his house when he went to the store. Nick buys some cigarettes and finds Tom and Myrtle in his bedroom (Hays, “Fitzgerald”).
Sarah saws this video and rushed over to Taylor’s house but couldn’t find her She found Taylor sitting on the bathroom floor with a bottle of water and the cap off the pill bottle. As Taylor was dumping the pills into her hand Sarah quickly ran and got the pills away from her. Sarah called Karina and told her to come over to Taylor’s house. When she got there they talked about everything They had assured Taylor that she was not alone. And They all posted a video about Charlotte and how she really affected Taylor’s life. The next day they went to school and when they walked into the cafeteria everyone was talking about her video and Charlotte left as Taylor, Karina, and Sarah walked
The day after her father's death, the women of the town went to give their condolences to Miss. Emily. To their surprise, Miss. Emily was "dressed as usual" and had "no trace of grief on her face (Perrine's 285)." Emily told the women that her father was not dead. Finally after three days of trying to hold on to her father, "she broke down, and they buried her father quickly (Perrine's 285)." The town's people tired to justify Miss. Emily's actions, by saying that she had nothing left, and was clinging to the one thing that had robbed her for so long they convinced themselves that she was not crazy.
Myrtle Wilson is one of the characters who chases empty dreams. She has a strong desire to escape what she feels to be a lower class lifestyle and enter the ranks of the upper class. Furthermore, she is obsessed by appearances and unaware of realities, as is shown in her excessive concern of clothing. She attempts to impress the upper society while looking down upon the members of her class. "Myrtle raised her eyebrows in despair at the stiflessness of the lower orders, “These people! You have to keep after them." (Fitzgerald 36)