How does Myrtle Wilson's life differ from Daisy Buchanan's life in The Great Gatsby?

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Myrtle feels tied to a husband she feels is dull and plodding. She is also tied to his financial state, which is modest at best. Her options are limited as is her horizon. 

When Myrtle takes trips to New York with Tom, she is stepping out of one life and into another. In New York she has spending power. She is accompanied by a man of means. She can order around servants and fret over little things, acting out the role of the wealthy wife. 

For Daisy , this behavior is always allowed. She...

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