Comparison Of Two Men In The Great Gatsby

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The Difference Between Two Men What if The Great Gatsby reflected the real life world? And there was constant adultery and crime on the daily. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Great Gatsby, there are these two men of completely different lifestyles and living conditions. One, Tom Buchanan, a rich snob living in East Egg that peaked in his college years. And two, George Wilson, a poor mechanic living in The Valley of The Ashes. Both men have beautiful and stunning wives, although one of the men has an affair with the other man’s wife. Tom Buchanan and George Wilson are more similar than different. Tom Buchanan, a large athletic man that peaked in college, is a control freak and is married to Nick Carraway, the main character’s, cousin, Daisy. Tom had made a baby with Daisy, but at the same time was cheating on her with a female with whom he got into a car accident with. It was all over the newspaper and everybody knew about it. Still, Daisy and Tom stayed together. “Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!” shouted Mrs. Wilson. “I 'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai-----”. (Fitzgerald 41). Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress,…show more content…
Wilson, husband of ,Tom’s mistress, Myrtle Wilson, is a very hard working man. He works so hard to make a living for him and Myrtle. “Wilson? He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York. He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive.”. Says Tom. (Fitzgerald 30). George is shy and very confused all the time that most people step over him. Near the end, when Daisy hit Myrtle with Gatsby’s car, Gatsby wants to take the blame for it. Tom intentionally tells George that the car that had hit Myrtle and killed her belonged to Gatsby. George was filled with anger and went looking for Gatsby. While Gatsby was at his pool laying and some water bed looking at the sky, George came out of nowhere and shot Gatsby killing him instantly. Right after, George shoots himself. It turns out that Tom and Daisy move away and very minimal people came to Gatsby’s
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