How Does Tom Careless In The Great Gatsby

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Material objects, such as cars and money, lead to the carelessness of the main characters, eventually beckoning to their unnecessary demise and fatality. The recurring carelessness surrounding cars is adamant within the Great Gatsby, such as Tom Buchannan who not only causes a car crash, but also helps to cover up another. Even after just marrying Daisy, his carelessness is exemplified when he, “ran into a wagon, and ripped a front wheel of his car” (78). This event took place because the Tom was reckless without care and he had the money and opportunity to cover up the car crash despite the injuries and damage done. While Tom did not get hurt in any way, it was those around him that always got hurt, both the car and the girl he was with.
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