The Great Gatsby

Chapter 8;

A quote that best represents Wilson.

A paragraph of Wilson's role in the book in this chapter, and some good/bad qualities of him.

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George Wilson is a character lost in the dust of low class American society. He seems unable to comprehend the sad state of his marriage and even more oblivious towhat his wife Myrtle is up to with the super rich of East Egg. The below quote shows how pathetic and impotent George seems after his wife is run over,

"Until long after midnight a changing crowd lapped up against the front of the garage, while George Wilson rocked himself back and forth on the couch inside...About three o’clock the quality of Wilson’s incoherent muttering changed — he grew quieter and began to talk about the yellow car. He announced that he had a way of finding out whom the yellow car belonged to, and then he blurted out that a couple of months ago his wife had come from the city with her face bruised and her nose swollen." (chapter 8)