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1

Myrtle Wilson

- Toms mistress
- Creates marital conflict
- foils daisy
- represents the working class
- climbing plant
- portrays materialism (dog in new york)

2

George Wilson

- Myrtle's husband (unhappy marriage)
- Failed American Dream 'shadow of a garage'
- Kills Gatsby
-Abuses Myrtle
- Inequalities of classes

3

Jordan Baker

- daisy's friend
- the balancing girl
- independent to an extent (lives with aunt)
- golfer
- name associated with car models
- masculine
- careless upper middle class

4

Wolfshiem

- highlights racism in the novel (Oggsford and nose(anti-semitism))
- fixed the world series 1919
- highlights crime in the novel and society

5

Owl Eyes

- vision and insight
- sees through Gatsby's facade (regular fiasco)
- Links to TJ Eckleburg
- Foreshadows future car crash in chapter 3
- Library in chapter 3