What is the relationship between Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby?

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Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan are lovers.

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In The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan is the wealthy, notoriously unfaithful husband of Daisy. Myrtle Wilson is the wife of George Wilson, but she and Tom are having an affair. In chapter 1, Jordan tells Nick that Tom has "got some woman in New York." She is here referring to Myrtle Wilson.

Myrtle is much more invested in the affair than Tom is. She enjoys the brief glimpses of upper-class lifestyle that she gets with Tom. Tom, however, never seems to think of Myrtle as anything more than a mistress to call upon and discard.

Although Tom has the affair with Myrtle, it appears that to some extent, he really does love Daisy. In fact, when Myrtle dares to mention Daisy's name in chapter 2, Tom, with "a short deft movement," hits her in the face and breaks her nose. He seems to do this because by mentioning Daisy's name, Myrtle reminds him of the fact that he is being unfaithful to the woman he loves.

Toward the end of the novel, in chapter 7, Tom refers to his affairs when he says "Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back." He means here that he always comes back to Daisy, and he implies that all of the women he has his affairs, or "spree[s]," with, are meaningless to him. Myrtle Wilson is one of these meaningless women. Next to Daisy, Myrtle means nothing to Tom, which makes her feelings for him all the more pitiful.

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What are the relationships between Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, and Myrtle in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Tom and Daisy Buchanan are husband and wife. They have been married for a few years, have a daughter named Pamela, and are incredibly rich. Tom inherited his fortune. He also has frequent extramarital affairs, of which Daisy is aware. In fact, the day before her wedding, she got very drunk and told her friend, Jordan, that she didn't want to marry Tom. She doesn't seem to love him anymore, though he claims to love her still.

Tom's most recent affair is with Myrtle Wilson. She is married to George Wilson, the owner of a garage and gas station in the valley of ashes, but Myrtle considers George beneath her. She aspires to become Tom's wife, failing to realize he never considers her his equal; he strikes her in the face just for speaking his wife, Daisy's, name. Myrtle enjoys the status that being Tom's mistress seems to confer upon her among the people who are aware of their dalliance.  

After years of Tom cheating on her, when Daisy is reunited with Gatsby, she seems to have no qualms about having an affair with him, her former lover. She and Gatsby were lovers before she married Tom. When Gatsby was shipped off to war, Daisy found she could not wait for him to return; she needed her life to be settled now, so she settled on Tom. Since then, Gatsby has made a fortune as a bootlegger, and he purchased a mansion across the bay from Daisy's home. Once Daisy finds out the illegal way Gatsby made his fortune, she abandons him and returns to her husband, but still allows Gatsby to take the blame for Myrtle Wilson's death. She doesn't even send a flower to his funeral, which is made even worse when considering she is also indirectly responsible for his death.

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In The Great Gatsby, what is the relationship between Tom, Daisy, Gatsby, and Myrtle?

Tom and Daisy are married, and have been for over five years. Myrtle, the wife of a local working-class man, is also Tom's mistress; Tom has a history of cheating on Daisy, who accepts his philandering as part of their societal status. Gatsby, back in his past, was in love with Daisy, but since he was poor, he was unable to successfully court her. Her marriage to Tom was one of convenience, and he continued to cheat on her. Gatsby, after discovering that he had a knack for making money (legally or illegally; it is never made fully clear) returns to New York to try and win Daisy back, posing as a wealthy heir to get in with her peers. At the end of the book, Daisy and Gatsby accidentally kill Myrtle in a traffic accident, and Daisy leaves with Tom to try and reconcile their marriage. Gatsby is shot by Myrtle's husband, who thinks that he ran her over on purpose.

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