Owl Eyes An eccentric, bespectacled man whom Nick meets at one of Gatsby's parties. Excited by the thought of something going on, Tom pulls over to investigate. Although most people associate good times and carefree abandon with the reverie of the 1920s, Fitzgerald suggests a much darker side. MyrtleÃÂs death leads George to undertake the killing of Gatsby. These two women portray that wealth is better than everything else, and they both base their lives on it.
He makes a strikingly odd figure with his pink suit glowing luminously in the moonlight. Her dream of such a lifestyle eventually leads to her demise. Tom's unfaithfulness first comes to light from a car accident in Santa Barbara. Some people desperately attempt to be something they are not. Daisy is indifferent even to her own infant daughter ~~, never discussing her and treating her as an afterthought when she is introduced in Chapter 7. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F.
Myrtle Wilson Portrayed by Biographical information Status Deceased Residence Valley of Ashes, Long Island, New York, United States Family members husband Catherine sister Myrtle Wilson owns a run-down garage in the Valley of Ashes. Nick, seeing clearly the moral and spiritual corruption of Tom, Daisy, and the whole society they represent, declines. She is, however, far from refined, despite how she may try. Myrtle is involved in an affair with Tom Buchanan. This double loss enrages Tom and he strikes violently at the man he perceives as being responsible — a man who is, in his eyes, a low-class hustler, a bootlegger who will never be able to distance himself from his past. It's better that the shock should all come at once. And Myrtle, the poor fool, believes it.
He uses her to point out what he sees as the faults of modern society. What more obvious way to put one's wealth and means on display than through the biggest, fanciest car around. In The Great Gatsby geographical locations separate social classes. On the hot summer day, it is Daisy who suggests they move the party to town largely in an attempt to keep everyone happy. Although this passage does not emphasize on Tom Buchanan, his character is developed through the use of literary techniques.
Materialism can only bring misery, as seen through Myrtle. In addition to its desolate feel and uniform grayness, this forlorn area is home to a decaying billboard that calls attention to itself. Though he takes advantage of Gatsby's wealth and generosity, Klipspringer fails to attend his funeral. Get on the next train. The first paragraph describes how the narrator is going to visit his friend and cousin; by describing such a glamorous place I am automatically aware that his friend and cousin must be wealthy individuals. She called his house during dinner to talk to him without even thinking that he might get caught 20. Dwelling too much on material things, Fitzgerald says, can not bring a positive resolution.
With the belief of Gatsby killing his mistress, Tom changes his attitude, in order to prove his love for his wife and to make sure that Gatsby cannot achieve his goal of taking Daisy away from him. The shocking violence of this incident is calculated and underscores a nastier side of life that most people would like to ignore. Myrtle tries to explain but is locked up in the garage by George. She chose to drive him back to East Egg in an attempt to calm her nerves. Looking back to Chapter 2, it is clear that Myrtle aspires to wealth and privilege. While entertaining, Myrtle comes across as perceiving herself to be superior, although that isn't hard to do, given the people with whom she surrounds herself.
This device emphasizes the characters' superficiality. His business totters on the brink of failure, and he seems ignorant of what goes on around him. His distress at finding out about his wife's secret life is genuine but, being a man of little means and few wits, he doesn't know what to do about it. He had met her on a train headed for New York. Kaiser Wilhelm ruler of Germany, 1871-1918. Tom can provide her the kind of lavish lifestyle she does not have with George. He worked briefly for a millionaire, and became acquainted with the people and customs of high society.
Glossary anæmic having anemia, an illness of the blood resulting in paleness and generalized weakness; also can mean anyone lacking vigor or vitality; lifelessness. Myrtle does not care what he thinks, as her response clearly illustrates: 'Beat me! Other adverbs that were used in this passage to characterize Myrtle were: eagerly, enthusiastically, delicately, and earnestly. Instead, he will try, at all costs, to hold on to his dream. Nick, Tom, and Jordan arrive on the scene shortly. All of the paths, once loosely related at best, now converge — forcefully and fatally. Her purchases at a newsstand two tabloid-like publications , as well as the way she painstakingly selects just the right taxicab lavender with gray upholstery suggests that she is concerned with appearance and fashion, aspiring to be part of the jet-set that she reads about in her magazines and which, she thinks, she can gain entrée to through her wealthy lover. The main character is a man named Gatsby.