The Great Gatsby by f. Scott Fitzgerald has a plot that revolves around daisy’s Buchanan’s relationship with tom Buchanan and jay Gatsby. Both Tom Gatsby and share many similarities while having even greater amount of differences.
Some of the similarities between tom and Gatsby include being wealthy, loving daisy, and having hostile feeling towards one another. Both tom and Gatsby are financially successful. Tom and Gatsby find it important to be known by the society. To demonstrate the financial success for tom Gatsby Fitzgerald writes “his family were enormously wealthy-even in college his freedom with money was a matter of reproach”. This quote shows the reader how Tom’s wealth came from the family. He didn’t have to work to obtain such financial power. To show Gatsby’s wealth the author writes “There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and he champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his motor-boats slid the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains. And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before”. The extravagance of Gatsby’s parties shows how much money he has to burn. He also pays for all his guests’ wild times, which makes his wealth all the more incomprehensible. Both tom and Gatsby share an immense love for daisy Buchanan. To show Gatsby’s love for daisy this quote is presented in the novel “ was she killed..yes.. I thought so…was daisy driving..yes, he said...
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