Every story has a character that stands out. Tom Buchanan is an example of a character stands out for the wrong reason. Nick Carraway describes him saying, “Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward. Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body—he seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing and you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat. It was a body capable of enormous leverage—a cruel body”(Fitzgerald,7).
“Then wear that gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high bouncing lover, I must have you” (title page). Throughout the novel, the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald presents Tom Buchanan as a very controlling person who believes he is entitled to many things because of his wealth. Similar to the quote, Tom’s constant need for wealth and power leads to a need and want for everything in sight. If a reader were to read this book through the Marxist lens, they would see an obvious struggle between the powerful and powerless and how that directly coincides with how much money the person with power has. The main character with power and wealth in the novel is Tom Buchanan, and he uses his control to gain power over others.
Just like most novels, The Great Gatsby has a mixture of admirable and despicable characters. There are three characters that stood out the most for having one trait or the other. Jordan Baker, Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby have certainly earned the titles given to them. Jordan Baker is one of the more despicable character. Although she is not one of the major characters of this novel, she is the easiest to pick out for being a rotten person.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces many concepts of self-created illusions. Desiring for the reality where everything is fake. love under an illusion is not true love, it can only be meaningful when the reality manages to accomplish it. Many moments were lost of oneself willing continuing to live in the past. Striving goodness, self-reflect of a shining mirror, brighter than the billboard sign of the 1920s.
Chapter 1 Things were monotonous in my early life. On the 20th March 1890, I was born to Henry C. Gatz and his wife in rural North Dakota. This was the same place that I spent the first 16 poverty-stricken years of my life. I can’t remember the exact details of my family life, as I have long since forgotten my parents, but I will never be able to forget my lifestyle on that farm.
“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, exposes the American Society during the 1920’s. The author displays many heroes and villain throughout the book. The characters in the novel are mostly mixtures of good and evil. Although the book does not clearly delineate the villains or heroes, there is one character who tends to stand out as a villain known as Tom Buchanan. Tom Buchanan is a major character in the book.
In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Jay Gatsby was murdered by George Wilson Husband of Myrtle. In the court of law there’s only one person who was responsible and guilty for the murder of Jay Gatsby. Although in the eyes of god there was more than one person responsible for the murder or had the ability to stop the outcome of the murder. Weather it was Tom being honest about his affair, Daisy doing the right thing and stopping during the accident or Jay Gatsby himself by taking control of the situation and doing what was good for both Daisy and himself instead of just what 's best for Daisy. Tom, Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby were selfish and self centered leading them to become Morally responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby.
Selfishness in Daisy Buchanan Everyone at some point in their life will be selfish. The selfishness that will be discussed is not about sharing, but the selfishness that hurts people through our actions. Daisy Buchanan is a prime example of a selfish character. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan’s selfishness is present through many different events that happen throughout the novel.
Tom Buchanan, the husband of Daisy, is the stem of Gatsby’s jealousy that is prevalent throughout the course of the work. However, Fitzgerald is able to portray the majority of Gatsby’s jealousy with the ivy that grows on both of the men 's homes. The ivy, which fits with the rest of the green symbols utilized by the author, is very thin on Gatsby’s house, while there is an abundance of it growing at the Buchanan household. The ivy is also representative of how long the men have been wealthy, which is the main reason Daisy married Tom instead of marrying a poor Gatsby who was serving in the military. Everytime Gatsby views his own ivy and the ivy at Daisy’s house, he is reminded of how Tom took his love away from him simply with his wealth.
The 1920s was a crazy time period in history - there were prohibitions and so much energy in cities. F. Scott Fitzgerald who authored The Great Gatsby, wrote about his view of this era and how it impacted him. The 1920s was such a party era due to WWI ending and loved ones coming home. Due to the war ending, not only were family and friends coming home but women and other races had to go back into their places. In the Great Gatsby, the main character Nick Carraway moves to one of the most energetic cities anyone could go to – New York City.