Myrtle is at the same time a minor character and an important character in The Great Gatsby. Add any information that applies, giving specific examples from the story. Use as many paragraphs as necessary to present an accurate picture of Myrtle.

Section 1:
In this section give background information about Myrtle, describe her physical appearance, and explain who she is in relation to other characters in the story.

Myrtle is first introduced in the novel as Tom Buchanan's mistress. She is initially introduced at her husband's car repair garage where she meets the narrator, Nick, for the first time. When Nick first saw her he said, "...a thickish figure of a woman blocked out the light from the office door. She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can. Her face, above a spotted dress of dark blue crepe-de chine, contained no facet or gleam of beauty..." Although Myrtle is married to George B. Wilson, she spends a lot of time of with Tom in the city. She uses the excuse of visiting her sister Catherine to escape her life at the garage with Wilson.

Section 2: In this section, give examples of Myrtle's character and personality.

Myrtle is a suffocated woman, it seems as though she is married to a man who is boring her, and she wants to get away. She does this through Tom. She is trying to get her needs satisfied, which is a little weird, but obviously Mr. Wilson is not doing it for her. Tom is her next option and she takes it, which this could portray her as not being very "lady-like." Though her sins may not have been quite as numerous or as malevolent as Daisy's or Gatsby's, but she does get hers, Daisy accidently runs her over with Tom's car....opps!