Tom Buchanan In The Great Gatsby

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In the Great Gatsby theirs this character named Tom Buchanan. Tom is a white upper class, Yale graduate man, who is rich, mean, successful, and holds a lot of power. Tom is an interesting character because he is a symbol of the typical privileged white man in the 1920’s who is living the America dream. His success is something he takes pride in, and wants to hold on to by any means necessary. When analyzing classes and race I think Tom Buchanan would be an interesting character to look at due to the fact he said “Civilization’s going to pieces”, broke out Tom violently. “I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read ‘The Rise of the colored Empires’ by this man Goddard?.....The idea is if we don’t look out the white race
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