Compare And Contrast The Great Gatsby V. Version Of Myrtle's Death

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Fitzgerald would prefer the 2013 version of Myrtle 's death because of its use of detail and symbolism. Myrtle, Toms other lover fights with her husband wison. Wilson suspected that Myrtle was having an affair because he found a dog collar and to wilsons knowledge they didn 't have a dog. Since they were fighting, wilson decides he 's going to lock his wife myrtle up because he 's afraid that she is going to leave him for someone else. Meanwhile that night, pressure and tension between gatsby, tom and daisy lead to an evening of drinking. Knowing that Daisy had been drinking gatsby lets her drive anyways. Myrtle escapes, and while she is escaping she notices a yellow car that she has seen before and runs into the road where she is then instantly killed. In the 2013 version of the film is shows exactly how myrtle dies. It shows her escaping wilson and most importantly it shows her running into the road toward this car where she is ultimately killed leaving her dead corpse in the road. This version also focuses on her dead body, showing her shirt that was ripped and a bloody cut that was below her left breast followed by a flashback of the eyes of Tj Eckleburg 's billboard, witnessing her death that was merely accidentally on purpose. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald would surely prefer the 2013 version of Myrtle 's death because of its thoroughly detailed symbolism compared to the 1974 version in which Myrtle 's death is not portrayed but revealed in wilsons garage where random

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