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Describe the violent act Tom committed against Myrtle in "The Great Gatsby". What does...
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At a party in their apartment, Myrtle keeps saying the name "Daisy" over and over. Tom hits Myrtle across the face, breaking her nose. This is the second time that Tom's penchant for hurting women is very real. When Nick first meet Daisy, she is complaining that Tom is a "brute" and he hurt her little finger. However, the incident was only alluded to by Daisy. In Chapter Two, Tom's explosive anger is actually revealed as Nick and the others in the apartment see him hit Myrtle in order to stop her taunting.
Posted by ms-mcgregor on May 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM (Answer #1)
I feel as though Tom is ashamed of being unfaithful even though he comes off like it's not big deal. Why else would he act the way he did. I think he hit her to stop her from saying Daisy's name because he didn't wanted to be reminded of his affair. Maybe..
Posted by sashalou on December 8, 2011 at 10:56 AM (Answer #2)
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