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worldsbestbil... | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 7, 2009 at 11:05 AM via web

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Please give a few good quotes from "The Great Gatsby" that are related to Myrtle Wilson.

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lit24 | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted January 7, 2009 at 11:46 AM (Answer #1)

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1.  Ch.2 Nick's first meeting with Tom's mistress, Myrtle Wilson: "she was in the middle thirties and faintly stout but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can....She smiled slowly and walk[ed] through her husband as if he were a ghost."

2. A little later in her sister's apartment, after she has changed into her afternoon dress, "the intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur...through the smoky air."

3. When Nick remarks "doesn't she like Wilson either? "The answer to this was unexpected. It came from Myrtle who had overheard the question and it was violent and obscene."

4. Myrtle  relating to Nick her first meeting with Tom: " ' you can't live forever, you can't live forever. ' "

5. The last words spoken by Myrtle Wilson:  " Beat me!...Throw me down and beat me, you dirty little coward!" Ch.7.

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted May 24, 2012 at 2:56 PM (Answer #2)

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This question has already been answered. Here is a link for you: http://www.enotes.com/great-gatsby/q-and-a/what-quotes-chapter-page-says-that-myrtle-regrets-218061


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