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There are many characters in the Great Gatsby novel that were each looking for something different Myrtle was one of those characters Throughout this essay I hope to explain how Myrtle started low and tried to work her way up to the upper class I hope to explain where she came from and where she wants to go and how in the end she tragically met her demise in her attempts Early in Americas history when the young country was first growing up there was a great dream circulating around through everyone in America When the dream first started it was about liberty freedom and equality among all people in the US no matter how rich or how poor however this did not last As time went on less and less people cared about liberty and freedom and began to take advantage Much of this was taking place during the 1920s or The roaring twenties There were a few people in the US who still believed in freedom and equality but most people had lost hope Everything could be bought even people the life of freedom and liberty changed drastically to a life of the nicest cars the most money and the most extravagant trips life had taken a turn a turn for the worst There are many characters in the Great Gatsby story and each of them are after something different Theres Nick whos after basically wealth theres Gatsby whos after respect and the list is quite extensive The only one of the many characters that actually is really reaching for the top is Myrtle Myrtle is a woman who has spent her whole life at the bottom and she really would do anything to just climb to the top of the barrel and be important Not much information is given on Myrtles past life but it is quite obvious what her life was like She grew up in a lower class house with
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