Analysis Of Tom Buchanan In The Great Gatsby

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In the novel “The Great Gatsby” Tom Buchanan is a man who has it all. He was an all star footballer in high school, he is wealthy, and is married to a beautiful woman, Daisy. Although Tom has all of these nice things, he also has some downfalls. Tom was selfish with his women, he gets what he wants when he wants it, and he is a hypocrite. Tom Buchanan displays a significant amount of arrogance in this novel.
First, Tom Buchanan loves Daisy, that is why he married her, but he is also in love with Myrtle Wilson, his mistress. “Tom’s got some woman in New York” (Fitzgerald 15). This quote shows that Tom has another woman in New York. A lot of people say that Myrtle is only with Tom because of his money, but he doesn't see it. Daisy knew all along
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In this situation Tom Buchanan is being a hypocrite. Tom is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson behind Daisy’s back. Jay Gatsby has entered back into Daisy's life, she starts hanging out with him.”Tom becomes increasingly suspicious and jealous of Daisy and Gatsby’s time together”(Gale “Research in context”) .This action makes Tom mad so he starts to get dirt on Gatsby to make him stop seeing Daisy. She's not leaving me!" Tom's words suddenly leaned down over Gatsby. "Certainly not for a common swindler who'd have to steal the ring he put on her finger."(Fitzgerald) This quote shows that Tom does not think to kindly of Gatsby, and is saying that Gatsby will have to steal to supply for Daisy. Tom still has Daisy, but lost another person he loved Myrtle. In conclusion Tom Buchanan is an arrogant man. He has a beautiful trophy wife Daisy Buchanan and a child Patty. He cheats on his wife with a woman named Myrtle who is already married. When Gatsby comes back into Daisy’s life he gets angry and wants it to stop. He does not care who he hurts in order to get what he wants.This made him so angry he lied to get Gatsby

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