The Great Gatsby

7. George Wilson typifies the ordinary, middle class man in the midst of these upper class individuals. What does Fitzgerald’s portrayal of him suggest about the middle class of that time?

Chapters 8&9

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George is uncomfortable and submissive. He takes Tom at his word and believes him without question. Devastated by the loss of his wife and what was his family, Wilson is seen in stark constrast with who he perceives as his betters..... though his betters aren't good enough to wipe his shoes.


The Great Gatsby