Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 Question 3

Compare George Wilson and Tom. What did each man learn about his wife and how did they each react?

17 comments:

denisgingras said...

Both Tom and Wilson learned that their wives were cheating on them. Tom reacted by going out of town and acting as nothing had happened, and then he confronted Gatsby and Daisy about their relationship while they were in a hotel room. When Wilson found out he had reacted by locking Myrtle in a room upabove his garage. He then told Tom that was deciding that it was time for him to move West.

Alyssa Sullivan said...

They learned that their wives had been cheating on them. The two men handled the situations very differently. Tom went out of town then later confronted Gatsby and Daisy. But Wilson reacted by locking Myrtle in a room.

Carolina Veloso said...

Both men know that their wives have been with other people. Even thought they dealt with it differntly, they were both upset and disappointed. Tom left town and confronted both Gatsby and Daisy, but Wilson locked Myrtle in a room.

Jared Ravagni said...

This situation suprised me because i figured if one of the men was going to handle the situation wrong it would be Tom because his anger problem. But when he found out he left town and confronted his wife later. While Wilson locked his wife in a room and decided he would leave.

Pat said...

George and Tom are very different people with a very similar problem. They both learned that there wives were cheatin on them

Sean Keane said...

Tom and Wilson both found out that their wives were cheating on them. They reacted differently. Tom confronted Daisy and Gatsby about it while Wilson locked Myrtle in a room.

Maria said...

Tom and Wilson both learn that their wives cheated on them. Tom was angry and wanted revenge, while on the other hand, Wilson was more sad and wanted to win his wife back by moving and showing her that he can give her what she wants. He got angry also and locked her up, but he didnt want revenge, which is what Tom wanted from Gatsby.

Derek Stemmler said...

In chapter 7, we learn that both Wilson and Tom discover that their wives are cheating on them. Wilson discovers about his wife first, and upon discovering this, locks Myrtle in a room until they leave and move to the west, which is his plan. Wilson does not know Tom is Myrtles lover though. On the other hand, Tom is certain Daisy and Gatsby have feelings for each other when Gatsby and Daisy exchange passionate glances and Tom so happens to see. Tom is eager to confront this issue and is curious to see if what he believes is the truth. Wilson and Tom act differently upon the news, Wilson acting more irrational, and Tom more calm and secretive about it.

Danielle Sugrue said...

Tom and Wilson have both found out their wives are cheating on them. As soon as they both found out, they decided to take of the situation. Tom acted as though nothing was wrong, Wilson on the other hand lokced Myrtle in a room and he was going to move.

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Ian Conway said...

Tom and Wilson both find out that their wives are cheating on them. Tom decided to confrot Gatsby rather than what wilson did and just try to run away. Wilson is meeker than the pugnacious Tom.

Olivia Fuller said...

George and tom both learned that their wives are having some type of affair. George suffered from legit illness and was visiblt ill, and tom just let it roll off his shoulders. This says alot about their love for their wives. George was truley in love with his wife, whereas Tom's love was questionable.

Nick Boutoures said...

Tom and Wilson both found out that their wives were cheating on them. They were obviously both hurt, but the took it in different ways. Tom was angry and disgruntled. He was also confused because it was not something that he had expected. Wilson on the other hand became very sick from sadness. He was in a state of shock which caused him to become very sick.

Arianna Miranda said...

Both Tom and Wilson find out their wives have been cheating on them.Tom confronts Gatsby and Daisy but ignores the matter at first.Wilson locked Myrtle up in a room. This caused division.

larry said...

Both men have finally realized that their wives are cheating on them. Tom tries to deny it at first by acting like nothing is happening at all. eventually he gets mad and yells at the man responsible. Wilson locks Myrtle in a room planning on just moving away from the problem avoiding it.

Vanessa Domond said...

They both learn that there wife is cheating on them. Both men seemed calm and wanted to pretend that nothing had happened

Kayla Reynolds said...

Tom and Wilson both discovered that their wives were having affairs. Wilson handles this situation by locking Myrtile in a room and planning ot move away with her. Toms goes on acting as if he has no idea, and hangs out with Gatsby and Daisy like nothing is wrong.