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George Wilson is normally a placid man, but long before he kills Gatsby there are signs that he's capable of violence. His physical abuse of his wife Myrtle indicates that he's someone more than willing to resort to violence when things aren't going his way.

When Myrtle is mown down by Gatsby's car, George, despite the numerous tensions in his marriage, is utterly heartbroken. He...

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