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    discussing how F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, uses the techniques of symbolism and characterisation to position readers to view the George and Myrtle Wilson, a married couple living in the Valley of Ashes during the 1920’s. While the 20’s were a great time of optimism, Fitzgerald portrays the much bleaker side of the revelry by focusing on its indulgence, two-facedness, shallow recklessness. While we don’t know a lot about Myrtle and George Wilsons background, through the descriptions given

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    Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby. This book tells a tragic story about love, scandal, and betrayal. Two prominent characters in this story are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. They both have a relationship with Tom Buchanan, a rich and haughty man. Daisy and Myrtle are very different from each other in many ways but share one thing in common. In this amazing American tale, we see these two characters contrasting qualities emerge. In the story of The Great Gatsby Daisy is described to be

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    goals and illuminate the path towards great success. Although these dreams can deeply inspire an individual to persevere, they also taint the reality of that particular situation. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby the main characters are greatly enthralled by their vision of love and the American dream. The protagonist, Jay Gatsby is fuelled by his tremendous love for Daisy Buchanan and, constructs a life of mystery, wealth and, luxury. George Wilson is an important character who portrays

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    murders have taken place. Myrtle Wilson, wife to a small garage owner, was hit and killed instantly by a speeding car two evenings ago. She had run out into the middle of the street for unknown reasons when the ‘death car’ hit her. The car was allegedly a yellow or green color and was guessed to be traveling around 40 miles per hour when it hit Myrtle. This car was coming from New York; it swerved a little but did not stop when passing Wilson’s garage in East Egg. Wilson himself could hardly gain

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    The Great Gatsby is often seen as the book that best illustrates the Roaring 1920s and offers insight into the new freedom, along side the new challenges women faced during this revolutionary time. Published in 1924, The Great Gatsby was written during the height of the flapper era, and the main female characters are reflective of the social change. The 1920s, commonly depicted as a time of great wealth and freedom in America, created many changes for women. The right to vote was granted in 1919

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    The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This novel is based on Jay Gatsby who is really wealthy, has grand extravagant parties and is deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan. In this novel, Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson develop a close relationship which show characteristics and qualities of the main character. Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan aren’t committed to their marriage with their spouse. These two characters are both having affairs, an intimate relationship

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    In the book the Great Gatsby, the character Jay Gatsby and George Wilson are now known for being friendly to each other but they have the same common goal and passion toward one women, Jay Gatsby is a wealthy, young, dedicated and greedy character and there many reason why he is what he become, Gatsby get wealthy by bootleggin which is smuggling alcohol from Canada to America via Lake Superior so Gatsby giant mansion his employer his own lake come from the bootlegging money. Now for George he just

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    In the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the 'American Dream' is an important motif. Almost all the characters' dreams are mentioned and almost all of their dreams are not fulfilled, but one particular character's attempt to achieve this dream leads to their morbid downfall. Myrtle Wilson's American Dream is to marry the aristocratic Tom Buchanan, but we see that she does not achieve this dream by annoying Tom, and then dying at the end of the novel. First, by annoying Tom and therefor

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    Thesis: Myrtle Wilson is a character who exhibits the struggles and aspirations toward achieving the American dream. She becomes a museum and reminder of the constant and seemingly never-ending failure on the ladder of success to accomplishing the “ideal” life. “The Great American Novel” These words describe many literary works of art that examine and portray an ideal perfect society or poke at the unfair imperfections of a biased and unjust society much like our own. This phrase describes many

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    Fitzgerald characterizes the character Myrtle Wilson as desperate, desiring of riches and social success. Nick’s initial impression is focused on her “thickish figure” and her “face [that] contained no facet or gleam of beauty” which demonstrates her lack of personality and intelligence. When she goes out with Tom to New York, she dons a classy muslin (high grade fabric) dress, “which stretched tight over her rather wide hips.” Myrtle does not fit with the upper class, no matter how hard she tries

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