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If George Wilson had had the means, he likely would have already left New York with Myrtle in tow, saving both of their lives.
Hardly anyone shows up to Gatsby's funeral since they were only attracted by his wealth and the parties, not the man himself.
Meanwhile, Tom's mistress Myrtle, a car mechanic's wife, puts on airs and tries to pass as rich through her affair with Tom, but her involvement with the Buchanans gets her killed.
George Wilson, in contrast, is constrained by his lack of wealth.