A quote that best represents Myrtle Wilson, and an explanation of her role in the novel so far.
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The last words spoken by Myrtle Wilson: " Beat me!...Throw me down and beat me, you dirty little coward!" Ch.7.
An earthy, vital, and voluptuous woman, Myrtle is desperate to improve her life. She shares a loveless marriage with George Wilson, a man who runs a shabby garage. She has been having a long-term affair with Tom Buchanan, and is very jealous of his wife, Daisy. After a fight with her husband, she runs out into the street and is hit and killed by Gatsby's car.