Examples Of Myrtle In The Great Gatsby

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“ I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying”. I am arguing that Fitzgerald would agree Garrison Keillor that Gatsby and Myrtle is a perfect example of how they deny reality. Through Gatsby’s and Myrtle’s actions Fitzgerald illustrates his agreement that someone will look reality straight in the eye and deny it.
Despite the fact that Daisy is married Gatsby still believes they will be together “ ‘ I want to know what Mr. Gatsby has to tell me.’ “ Your wife doesn't love you,” said Gatsby “ she’s never loved you. She loves me .” “ You must be crazy !” “ exclaimed Tom automatically. Gatsby sprang to his feet, vivid with excitement. “She never loved you, do you hear ?” he cried . “ She only married you because I was poor and …show more content…

When Myrtle got to New York her personality had changed and her actions where, " ‘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 32) This quote shows how Myrtle is denying the fact that she is poor. When she is with Tom her whole personality changes and Nick noticed that the first time he meet her. “ ‘ Neither of them can stand the person they’re married to.’ ‘Can’t they ‘ ‘ Can’t stand them’ [...] ‘Doesn't she like Wilson either? ‘ “ (Fitzgerald 33 ) This quote shows that Myrtle denise the fact she doesn't love wilson, and she make up a lie for why Tom doesn't leave Daisy. “ ‘Terrible place isn’t it , ‘said Tom , exchanging a frown with Doctor Eckleburg. ‘Awful. ‘ ‘It does her good to get away .’ Doesn’t her husband object?’ ‘ Wilson ? ‘ He thinks she goes to see her sister in new york. He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive. ‘ “ This quote stands out because it shows how different Myrtle and Tom’s lives are. Tom doesn’t have any intentions of staying with Myrtle, but Myrle dosen’t know that. When she ran out to Tom’s car she thought he would stop. Not knowing it was him she got hit and killed. Clearly, F. Scott Fitzgerald would agree with Garrison Keillor that some of the characters from The Great Gatsby will look reality straight in the eye and deny it. Gatsby should have moved on. He didn’t consider the fact the Daisy was married, and it had been five years senes they had seen each other. Also Myrel should have been happy with the life she had. She shouldn't have to change herself to please someone else. The moral of this be yourself and be the best you can be. Don’t change yourself in

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