Anger In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Each character has its own reasons to be angry and that is appeared in their actions and led to different consequences. Anger in The Great Gatsby crystalized by Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, their anger has reasons, symptoms and consequences. Jay Gatsby is a newly wealthy Midwesterner-turned-Easterner whose lover Daisy did not wait for him and got married with another man who is Tom Buchanan. The reasons for Gatsby’s anger were poverty that made him could not have the ability to keep his lover Daisy forever. After being a wealthy man Jay Gatsby ordered his life around one desire which is to be reunited with his love Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. Gatsby’s anger had driven him to seek for the American dream in order …show more content…

His anger appeared after the appearance of Jay Gatsby in his life, Nick Carraway narrates “She had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw. He was astounded. His mouth opened a little, and he looked at Gatsby, and then back at Daisy as if he had just recognized her as someone he knew a long time ago” (Fitzgerald 73). Tom Buchanan had noticed Daisy while she was telling Gatsby the she loves him and his symptoms of anger began to appear on him. The manifestations of Tom’s anger had appeared through a lot of situations in the novel, like when he saw Daisy telling Gatsby that she loves him. He was shocked and greatly surprised by what he saw then he got that feeling of anger because of jealousy. Tom Buchanan’s feeling of anger had increased through more than one situation in the novel. For instance, “He opened the door, but she moved out from the circle of his arm” (Fitzgerald 75). Daisy leaved Tom and went to the town with Jay Gatsby in a way that seemed like she escaped from Tom because she wanted only to be with Gatsby. He was so angry at that moment because “… Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour age secure and inviolate, were slipping precipitately from his control” (Fitzgerald 75). Tom Buchanan had reached the highest level of anger after he was told by Gatsby that Daisy did not love him anymore and they love each other for five years and when he had heard that “[He] turned to Daisy sharply” (Fitzgerald

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