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Describe Mr.Wilson and his wife Myrtle in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, George and Myrtle Wilson are the most significant non-rich characters. They live in what is known as the Valley of Ashes above the automobile repair shop which is Wilson's profession. Unfortunately, business is not good; so the shop, "unprosperous and bare," is not in any better condition than the Wilsons themselves.

George Wilson is  most notable for being nondescript. He is first described as 

a blond, spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome.

Even his handsomeness is barely discernible. When he leaves the room he  

mingl[ed] immediately with the cement color of the walls. A white ashen dust veiled his dark suit and his pale hair as it veiled everything in the vicinity-except his wife.

George is almost a non-entity because he blends into the ashen-ness of his surroundings. There is absolutely...

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