compare and contrast daisy and myrtle

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English III
18 April 2013 Compare and Contrast: Daisy and Myrtle
The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This novel features Jay Gatsby, George Wilson, Nick Carraway, Jordan Baker and Tom Buchanan along with many others to show the hopes, the struggles and the romance the characters went through each and every day. Due to the mixing of the two social classes: the rich and the poor, we learn about the causes and effects of what they face. In the book, two major characters that greatly influenced this story were Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. Both of them had difficulties in the way they acted, felt, and where they belonged to. They also have some relatable characteristics that are alike
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These two characters are alike in some ways. They are both very unhappy with who they are married to (Fitzgerald). They are desperately looking for someone else. Daisy and Myrtle are both involved in some kind of relationship with Tom Buchanan (Fitzgerald). Both end up committing adultery (Fitzgerald). With Myrtle cheating on George with Tom, and Daisy cheating on Tom with Gatsby (Fitzgerald). They are both conceded, only thinking about themselves and no one around them. They don’t care about who they hurt if it means doing something bad to please them. They both have regrets that they have made in life (Fitzgerald). Daisy regents not waiting for Gatsby, Along with the fact of having a daughter with Tom. Myrtle has made many mistakes as well; she regrets marring George, realizing he is pathetic, not a gentleman, or having any money (Fitzgerald). These characteristic make both of them very similar.
Myrtle Wilson and Daisy Buchanan are also difficult in many ways. Daisy is part of the upper class of society, making her rich, while Myrtle is in the lower class, making her poor (Fitzgerald). Myrtle has such a bad life, she constantly dreams of having a better one that’s why she was with Tom in the first place. Daisy being smart married Tom to continue having that rich girl lifestyle (Fitzgerald). She is a very pretty woman, model like. Myrtle on the other had is an ordinary looking woman, not ugly but fair.
Daisy Buchanan and