The Great Gatsby Tom And Daisy Relationship

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In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s extremely wealthy husband who is a vile and selfish man seeks out to ruin Gatsby and boast about having Daisy as his wife. Tom is a “sturdy , straw haired man” (pg.11) who is powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family from Chicago. Tom and Daisy have one daughter named Pammy who is rarely mentioned but is in the novel. Tom is an arrogant, sexist, hypocritical and a racist. Tom’s role in The Great Gatsby is the potential antagonist. He is the very thing that divides Gatsby and Daisy’s love for each other. Tom is aware that Daisy has feelings for Gatsby closer to the end of the novel in chapter 7. He never considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him.…show more content…
Tom pressures Nick to stay and drink with him and Nick has only been “drunk twice in my life and the second time was that afternoon” (pg. 33) at the hotel party; where Tom has an affair with Myrtle. He has no moral concern about his own affair with Myrtle, but still “broke her nose with his open hand” (pg.41) when she says Daisy’s name. on the other hand, he begins to suspect Daisy and Gatsby of having an affair as well, Tom becomes outraged and enforces to meet Gatsby himself. Tom is a static character, meaning he does not have any moral or physical change in The Great Gatsby. He is still arrogant and selfish but his depravity is shown even more at the end of the novel when he finally gets everything he wants as
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