Today in class we chose to take a more detailed look at the characters of Myrtle Wilson and Tom Buchanan, who are both married to other people, but are having an affair with each other.
You determined that Tom is:
*succinct (brief and to the point)
-----He says very little, but seems to be quite strong in his opinions
*is a brat.
-----She buys whatever she wants without thinking ahead or thinking of consequences.
*wants to be thought of as wealthy, but isn't.
-----She purchases anything she wants with Tom's money, and has furnished her apartment with large opulent furniture, too big for the place.
-----Immediately upon returning to the "love nest", she wants to invite people over to show off.
-----She doesn't know what kind of dog she wants or if the one she has purchased is a male or female.
-----She won't take a stand on her opinion of her sister's looks; instead, she says that her sister is said to be beautiful by "people who should know".
Use the second chart in your Gatsby packet to brainstorm about ideas for your writing assignment, which is to write a character description similar to the one about Myrtle. You are to avoid descriptions TELLING the reader what to think of your character while describing the character with his/her words, appearance, actions, thoughts, and emotions. In the end, your IDEA of your character should be clear in the reader's head.
Have a good night.