Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Clyde Griffiths from An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser If you are the socially mobile flapper type, you’re probably crafting an impossible love narrative surrounding a man you could never have, just like the favored gals of Jay and Clyde did. Hooking their attention will be easier if you are privileged and blonde. Possessing a super rich husband or father will stoke the fires of your mirage of unattainability, but be prepared for the tables to be turned. He’ll be the one that proves hard to get, as his obsession with you may just result in his downfall. If, like Clyde, he isn’t executed for drowning his baby mama to be with you, there’s a good chance he’ll get gunned down after taking the rap for something you did. Before you get too excited about getting away with it, remember that this scenario ends in you being stuck with your cheating douche-bag of a husband. Plus, there’s a body that needs to be fished from the swimming pool.
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