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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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    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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    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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    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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    30 November 2007 Myrtle and Fitzgerald's Wasteland Myrtle Wilson is Fitzgerald's vessel for illustrating the modern wasteland. His conception of the wasteland as an unavoidable, vulgar part of the 1920s society is parallel to his characterization of Myrtle as an unavoidable, vulgar character that refuses to be ignored. He uses her to point out what he sees as the faults of modern society. Myrtle is materialistic, superficial, and stuck living in the physical wasteland referred to as "the valley

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    object of worship, seems to be completely opposite Myrtle Wilson, a lewd and vulgar woman whom is married to the mechanic George Wilson and whom was actually having an affair with Daisy’s husband. If you look at the motives and personalities of these two mistresses you will see that both of then had an attraction for men other than their husbands; although, their desires for other men were not necessarily for the same reason. Daisy had known Gatsby five years prior and they had developed into a beautiful

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    industry and the victory of World War I, F. Scott. Fitzgerald addresses the problems behind the scenes of the wealthy through his novel, The Great Gatsby. The story takes place in Long Island during this extravagant age and the characters who believe in the American Dream share common themes: immoral behavior and destruction that follows such conduct. Myrtle Wilson is a materialistic woman who wants the luxurious life of the upper class. “-when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed

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    the value of wealth an individual holds. Hence, in this case, to look prosperous is to deceive people into thinking that they are made of money. In The Great Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson is the perfect example for this deception. Residing in the Valley of Ashes, located in between the East and the West Egg with a population living in poverty, Myrtle cheats on her husband with Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man from the East Egg who is also married. Nick describes Myrtle’s change of appearance as soon as she

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    walked through her husband as if he were a ghost.” (Fitzgerald ) Myrtle Wilson, married to George Wilson, plays Tom Buchanan’s mistress in the novel The Great Gatsby. Myrtle is apart of the lower social class in this novel. Her goal is the achive the East Egg status through Tom Buchanan as well as her personality and social behavior. The song I have chosen, in which I believe best represents Myrtle Wilson is Gold Digger by Kanye West. Myrtle uses Tom’s money to buy things in which she wants, not for

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    Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson of The Great Gatsby   In the novel, The Great Gatsby, the two central women presented are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. These two women, although different, have similar personalities. Throughout the novel, there are instances in which the reader feels bad for and dislikes both Daisy and Myrtle. These two women portray that wealth is better than everything else, and they both base their lives on it. Also the novel shows the hardships and difficulties

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