preview

Tom Buchanan As A Villain In The Great Gatsby

Good Essays
“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. He is the husband of Daisy Fay, who is the object of Jay Gatsby’s desire. Daisy describes him as “brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen” Tom was an extremely narcissistic, pompous, and egotistical, individual who would try to use his wealth and power as a way to escape consequences because of his actions. Tom first shows us his true colors by revealing his affair on Daisy with a woman named Myrtle. Myrtle and Tom first met on a train while she was on her way to New York. "It was on the two little seats facing each other that are always the last ones left on the train. I was going up to New York to see my sister and spend the night. He had on a dress suit and patent leather shoes and I couldn 't keep my eyes off him, but every time he looked at me I had to pretend to be looking at the advertisement over his head. When we came into the station he was next to me and his white shirt-front pressed against my arm—and so I told him I 'd have to call a policeman, but he knew I lied. I was so excited that when I got into a taxi with him I didn 't
Get Access