Similarities Between George Wilson And Myrtle In The Great Gatsby

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Very similar to Gatsby, George Wilson also wants to leave all the rags and become successful. He wants to leave the poverty stricken Valley of Ashes and take his wife, Myrtle to some place beautiful where she can no longer complain about their social status. George seeks the help of Tom in order to fulfill his dream, but little does he know, that Tom never has any intentions of helping him and only leads him on because he wants to continue his affair with Myrtle. George’s dream is abruptly crushed when Myrtle is killed causing him to go senseless and to throw away all dreams he has. Myrtle unlike George is money crazy and all she cares for is to be part of the wealthy class. Since she knows that she could never be part of the higher class,

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