Why Does Myrtle Love In The Great Gatsby

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Why do people marry for money, and not love? During the 1920s, and to this day it is show as power if you had higher wealth, clothes, and other things the Great Gatsby is an excellent example for this. Daisy as another example she married Tom mainly for the money, but also because she thought she loved him. Myrtle also is an example she has this affair with Tom, because she seeks wealth and power. Tom however, thinks that he loves Myrtle and not Daisy, and uses that to abuse Myrtle by throwing things at her punching her or just beating her up.”Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy's name. "Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!" shouted Mrs. Wilson. "I'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai –” Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand. (Chapter 2. Pgs 125-127) The only reason why Myrtle puts up with Tom is because she thinks that Tom will eventually leave Daisy, and she will have the power that Daisy has. Simply people marry for money…show more content…
They are really low class that is why Myrtle wants Tom’s money, power, and class. George is a repairman that works at his shop below his apartment he lives in with Myrtle in Queens, New York. He is a very honest man and loves Myrtle. He was even planning to move out West with her and sell his repair shop. Myrtle says this about her relationship with George "I married him because I thought he was a gentleman," she said finally. "I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick my shoe." "You were crazy about him for a while," said Catherine. "Crazy about him!" cried Myrtle incredulously. "Who said I was crazy about him? I never was any more crazy about him than I was about that man there." Myrtle was crazy about George at first but after marriage she was depressed, just like
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