The Great Gatsby

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Identify speaker, plot and significance

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: "Get some chairs, why don't you, so somebody can sit down."

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The speaker is Nick, the subject is Myrtle. The significance can be found in Myrtle completely ignoring her husband to walk toward her lover.... seductively. She hides nothing, Wilson sees nothing..... yet.


The Great Gatsby