Examples Of Myrtle In The Great Gatsby

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“‘Who was the woman?’ he inquired. ‘Her name was Wilson. Her husband owns the garage. How the devil did it happen?’” Gatsby does not usually ask for the names of people; he does not even know the people who come to his parties. A possible reason for why he wants to know the name of the woman Daisy killed is that he wants to know if she was in a high class. If she was in a lower class (which Myrtle was), he does not have to worry much because she is not significant nor does her family have the money punish him. A way to test her status is her name. If she is wealthy and powerful enough, her name would be well-known. Nick refers to Myrtle as “Wilson” likely to address that she is married to George Wilson and is part of the Wilson family. Instead …show more content…

Had Gatsby been driving, he would have tried to brake or drive another way. Gatsby breaking off mid sentence means he just revealed who the real driver was, and Nick caught him. “’Was Daisy driving?’ ‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive — and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way.’” Gatsby hesitates in telling the truth but tells it anyway because he knows there is no way out after Nick caught him. His claim that he would “of course” be Daisy’s scapegoat demonstrates how foolish he is. He just found out that Daisy does not love him yet still defends her, evidence of the moral corruption in the upper class. Gatsby still cannot let go of his dream that Daisy will come back to him, and they can live happily ever after. He refuses to believe that Daisy would do such a horrific thing and is being punished in her place to protect his perfect image of her. Daisy is not worried about him, yet he is worried about her given that he is standing outside her house like a stalker. He calls it love, but it is pathetic. Gatsby is wrong for letting Daisy get away with murder, and Daisy is wrong for

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