Tom And George Wilson In The Great Gatsby

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, there are many important characters, some alike and some different. Two characters who are both different and alike at the same time are Tom Buchanan and George Wilson. Fitzgerald gives the reader a lot of information about how Tom and George are very different from each other. One can interpret many different things that Fitzgerald may be trying to convey about the nature of men. Based on how he portrays Tom and George’s actions it helps to show the true nature of men. The novel describes the nature of men being either loyal companions or complete pigs. Tom Buchanan and George Wilson are two characters who are completely different people, but despite their differences they still manage to have a few things in common. One thing that…show more content…
George lives in the depressing part of town, the Valley of Ashes, anlong with all of the other poor people in town. He was a mechanic and owned a gas station. George is a member of the working class. He works his butt off to make ends meet for him and his wife, Myrtle. On page 130, George says to Tom “‘I didn't mean to interrupt your lunch,’ he said. ‘But I need money pretty bad and I was wondering what you were going to do with your old car.’” George was pretty desperate for money. Two characters who are both different and alike at the same time are Tom Buchanan and George Wilson. The two important men in the story help author, F. Scott Fitzgerald describe the true nature of men. From the novel The Great Gatsby, the true nature of men can be interpreted in many ways. It just so seems that Fitzgerald is saying that men can be one of two ways, loyal and loving like George Wilson, or snobby and abusive like Tom Buchanan. Money does not define a person, their actions and treatment of others define who they are as people. This novel helps to show the true nature of

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