The Great Gatsby

Describe myrtle and mr. Wilson. Do the seem to fit in the setting

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Myrtle Wilson

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.

George B. Wilson

George is a listless, impoverished man whose only passion is his love for his wife, Myrtle. He is devastated by Myrtle's affair with Tom. After her death, the magnitude of his grief drives Wilson to murder Jay Gatsby before committing suicide himself.

They don't fit into the setting of the East Egg, but they do fit into the backdrop of the Valley of Ashes where they live. George is struggling to get by, trying to keep his marriage. Myrtle's response is to want more than he can give her, so she picks up with a wealthy man (Tom). Unfortunately, Myrtle never realizes that she could never fit into Tom's setting, or that he would never leave his wife.