Examples Of Myrtle In The Great Gatsby

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In the Great Gatsby it shows that the American Dream is failing and that it will never come true. Myrtle is one prime example of the failing American Dream she living with her husband in the Valley of ashe. Her husband have worked hard to get his gas business to work but it’s just not working. This shows the American Dream is just an idea for people to reach for but only same can make it. She is a beautiful young lady and she was uses that to her advantage with her boyfriend Tom Buchanan. But in the end she dies because she wanted to be with her lover instead of being with her husband. In the book Myrtle is living with her husband in the Valley of Ashes who owns a Gas business. They don’t have much and isn’t really doing to well so myrtle sets out and finds herself a rich man to …show more content…

In this quote it tells us that she will be spending a lot of money to get what she wants from her lover. She spent his money like she had no sense whatever she want Tom got for her. “I want to get one of those dogs,” she said earnestly. “I want to get one for the apartment. They’re …show more content…

“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” (Fitzgerald, 2). She thinks she’s in charge of everyone and that they should follow her orders. Also, in chapter 2 Myrtle does take some responsibility when she talks about her old relationships. “I almost made a mistake, too,” she declared vigorously. “I almost married a little kyke who’d been after me for years. I knew he was below me. Everybody kept saying to me: ‘Lucille, that man’s ‘way below you!’ But if I hadn’t met Chester, he’d of got me sure” (Fitzgerald, 2). In this piece of text the author is showing that Myrtle can take responsibility when she know she did something that can be

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