The Great Gatsby

How is Myrtle's physical appearance reflective to her character (personality) Chapter 2

I want to know How is Myrtles physical appearance reflective to her character in chapter 2?

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"She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can. Her face, above a spotted dress of dark blue crepe-de-chine, contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering. She smiled slowly and, walking through her husband as if he were a ghost, shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye. Then she wet her lips, and without turning around spoke to her husband in a soft, coarse voice..." Chapter 2

Yes, her physical appearance is reflective of her character, she is crass and hard.


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