AS English 3
The houses of the three main characters, Gatsby, Tom and Daisy, and Nick in,” The Great Gatsby” represent and embody their homes they live in due to their position, social class, and personality in the novel. Gatsby is a flashy and superficial man with a one track mind. He lives next to Nick who is simple and observant. Tom and Daisy both live across the bay in their old mansion filled with emptiness like their marriage. Tom, who is from old money and the East Egg, lives in a house that reflects his aristocratic upbringing and lifestyle. His home is described as, "a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay," (Fitzgerald 7) and displays the tasteful elegance of prideful wealth. Tom’s house is a very large and elaborate Georgian Colonial mansion, located on the East Egg. The house is spacious, much like the Buchannan’s marriage, but the house contains many nice high priced items so one could assume it is comfortable and apropos, and that a happy family lived it. Tom and Daisy, like their house, aren't really happy, or in love, but they have all the right properties and conveniences to cover the real situation up. Gabriel2
Daisy didn't really want to marry Tom, as we see with the quote, “The evening before Daisy's wedding she attends a party and becomes severely drunk. Jordan Baker takes her into a cold bath where she clings to a note from Gatsby. She is sobered up and gets married to Tom the next day at five” (21). Now, her marriage is falling apart, especially because Tom is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson and Daisy knows it she is just doesn’t care enough to do anything. Neither of them really cares about their child, and Daisy is completely superficial. She always acts bored with life and everything is a pain; she seems to do everything for show. Which brings it back to how the Buchanan’s are like their house, everything is for show and it represents a false...
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