Who Is Tom Buchanan In The Great Gatsby

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Fitzgerald, like many authors of his time, found himself at odds with the rising tide of new morals and values that came to overtake traditional ones and sought to push back against it through their literature. Through The Great Gatsby and its characters, Fitzgerald delivered a scathing criticism to modern society and put a spotlight on its failures and pitfalls. He used the character of Tom Buchanan to highlight modern society’s lack of personal connection and how it would lead to its downfall. His dominating and overbearing aura combined with his distrust of the unfamiliar separated him from those he know just as modern values tended to drive people from each-other and create more enemies than friends. His obliviousness highlighted his separation
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