Similar Circumstances Revealed Between Wilson And Myrtle In The Great Gatsby

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Chapter 7: 20. There are similar circumstances revealed between both Tom and Wilson such as: they are both overprotective of their wives. In the novel, Daisy is fooling around with Gatsby and Myrtle is fooling around with Tom. Tom and George both love their wives no matter what is going on but they don't like that they are associating themselves with other men in such a way. 21. Myrtle does draw two flawed conclusions: one indirect and one direct. First, Myrtle assumes that the yellow car belongs to Tom. Myrtle doesn’t state this directly though. We, as readers know that the car is Gatsby’s and that Tom is only using the car to drive to town. Later, Myrtle sees the car again. Thinking it is Tom driving once again, she runs out in front …show more content…

Myrtle was killed by Gatsby's car. She thought that Tom was driving the car but earlier, Tom and Gatsby exchanged cars while in New York so that Tom could go to town. Myrtle saw Tom driving the car, and assumed it was his. Later on, Myrtle ran out into the street to try and catch Tom’s attention. Daisy was the one driving Gatsby's car at this point, and was upset due to the earlier events that she wasn’t able to handle the vehicle in a way in which she knew. Daisy then ran over Myrtle. But Gatsby was so in love with Daisy that he was willing to take the blame and face the consequences that came along with this accident. He planned on telling everybody that he was driving, not …show more content…

Nick prepares to return home and he takes a last look at Gatsby’s house and remembers Dutch sailors arriving in the New World. He connects the “green breast of the new world” with Gatsby and closes that like the first European arrivals to America, seeing Daisy's dock put Gatsby “face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.” For both the sailors and Gatsby, that was the last “transitory enchanted moment” when man “must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired.” Fitzgerald pronounces the American Dream. Gatsby’s dream was behind him “somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.” The nationwide dream like Gatsby’s in all its ideality asked too much. But Gatsby’s spirit never died. Gatsby’s green light is both his yesterday and his tomorrow. It signifies the dream of his childhood and the optimism of contentment in the future. It represents the reckless, "success at any cost", chase of the entire American Dream. As Daisy “blooms” for Gatsby, the new world had bloomed for the Dutch settlers. Nick states of the Dream, “It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.… And one fine

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