In the Great Gatsby compare and contrast the characters of Daisy and Myrtle Wilson
When comparing and contrasting Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson it is important to look at all aspects of the characters. Physically, they are quite different. Daisy is referred to as light and glamorous, while Myrtle is characterized as overweight and gaudy in appearance. By demonstrating their distinct physical differences, Fitzgerald allows us to play favorites with Daisy, even though the two women do share a number of similarities in terms of their actual lives. Both women carry on affairs, and are desperately unhappy with their personal lives. Tom Buchanan also abuses both women in one way or another. The women's standing in society are also vastly different. Myrtle's husband runs an automotive repair shop and station, while Tom is a trust fund baby. He comes from great wealth and a high class family, which is alluring to both Myrtle and Daisy. There are many more similarities and differences, but this is certainly a good start.
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