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What does Wilson reveal to Tom about Myrtle's want? In chapter 7, you can see how Tom...

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damic | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 24, 2007 at 4:45 AM via web

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What does Wilson reveal to Tom about Myrtle's want?

In chapter 7, you can see how Tom decides to leave town with his wife. On their way they run out of gas, so they stop in Wilson's garage, and then here is when Wilson reveal to Tom something about Myrtle's want.....

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Jamie Wheeler | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted April 24, 2007 at 5:38 AM (Answer #1)

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"My wife and I want to go west," George tells Tom as they stop for the gas. "She's been talking about it for ten years," he continues, "And she's going whether she wants to or not. I'm going to get her away."

George does not realize his wife's indiscretions have been with Tom, but he intuits enough to know *something* is going on. In desperation, George decides that her "want" is to actually make this much-talked about move, away from her "life apart from him."

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