The Great Gatsby And Myrtle's Relationship

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Can you imagine having hundreds of people in your live and none of them care about you at all? In the Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway moves to New York and meets up with his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom. Shortly after his arrival, he was invited to a party next door by a man named Jay Gatsby. Gatsby was a young business man who had a giant house, fast cars, and a lot of money. Nick and Gatsby spent a lot of time with each other and eventually, Nick called Daisy over to his house so that her and Gatsby could reconnect (they hadn’t seen each other in 5 years). After they reconnected, Gatsby and Daisy began to have an affair. This was only motivated by the fact that Daisy’s husband Tom was also having an affair with a woman named Myrtle …show more content…
In the Great Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson wishes that she could be rich like her lover, Tom Buchanan. She is not content in her life with George in the middle class and she ends up being killed in her attempt to be with Tom in the luxurious yellow car. Jay Gatsby is living out the American Dream, he had everything he wanted except for Daisy. In his attempt to get Daisy, Gatsby ends up getting killed because of all the mess that was going on. Nick Carraway moved to the east in hopes of capturing the American Dream for himself. He lived vicariously through his time spent with Jay Gatsby who had it all. By the end of the story, Nick experiences the death of his dream when he realizes the American Dream isn’t all that he thought it would be; something Gatsby’s life helped him figure out. The American Dream was surrounded by …show more content…
While Jay Gatsby was living the American dream he was being used and lied to. His death was in vain and no one respected him in the end, as only 3 people attended his funeral. All he wanted was his one true love, Daisy and she betrayed him. There was no amount of money that could make him as happy as Daisy did, yet he spent most of his life focused on money and materialistic things. As I read The Great Gatsby I began to realize how selfish people can be and how they use people just for their own benefit regardless of how many people they hurt. I also feels it’s important to fall in love with the right person. Often once you fall in love with someone it’s hard to see the truth and that allows for lies and deceit. The Great Gatsby focused on the 1920’s during the great depression, however it is just as relevant to modern day and that’s why it’s a

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