The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Chapter 7

How does Myrtle's death represent the suffering of the lower class? How does her death evoke pathos and sympathy in the reader?

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Myrtle is poor and is Tom's mistress. She falls under the expendable people category. She has no money, no prospects, and no influence at all. This was the plight of the poor and Myrtle's death, by rich people, goes largely unnoticed and unpunished.