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Why does Wilson believe that it was Gatsby who had an affair with Myrtle in The Great Gatsby?

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After finding the expensive dog collar which Tom bought Myrtle, Wilson becomes aware that Myrtle is having an affair. He knows it must be a wealthy man, but does not know who. After Myrtles death he searches for the man, and stops by at Toms house. Tom then tells Wilson that it was Gatsby who killed her, and Wilson naturally combines these pieces of information and concludes that Gatsby had the affair with Myrtle and then killed her deliberately when he was finished with her. Of course Daisy was driving the car, not Gatsby, but neither Tom nor Wilson was aware of this.
So in short, Tom allowed Wilson to believe that Gatsby had an affair with Myrtle.
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