The American Dream

By: Brooke Morgan

My American Dream

My american dream is to live the all american way. Take advantage of all opportunities and everything the world has to offer. To own your own house and vehicle. Most important to have a job and be financially stable with eventually making a loving family.

Myrtle Wilson

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"I married him because I thought he was a gentleman," she said finally. "I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick my shoe."

Myrtle Wilson

Myrtle Wilson wasn't happy in life because her husbands business is unsuccessful and they lived poor.

Tom meeting up with Myrtle

She started having an affair with Daisy's husband Tom Buchanan.

Tom and Myrtle's aparment

They would go to the apartment that Tom rented for Myrtle on weekends and party.

Style of pearls worn in 1920's

Tom bought her a string of pearls valued at $350,000.00, Myrtle felt special because she could never of got such a thing from her husband.

Tom back handed Myrtle and broke her nose

She had been talk down on Daisy one weekend because she was jealous of Daisy's beauty, wealth and her relationship with Tom.

Myrtle purchased a puppy for their apartment to fulfill the life of a family with Tom.

Myrtle's American Dream

Myrtle Wilson wanted to be taken care of in a wealthy environment. Striving for attention to be the best of the best. In her mind she was better than her husband and deserved a better life. When she was with Tom she got that satitfaction. Her statement about her husband proves she regreted her marriage with him and wanted to pursue the rich lifestyle.

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