The Great Gatsby is a very complex book with a lot of different and unique characters. Two characters in mind are Tom Buchanan and George Wilson. These two characters are surprisingly very much alike. They both share the ideal view that men are simple and easily tricked by women. Both Tom and George were cheated on by their wives without them knowing. This shows that Fitzgerald doesn’t think of men too highly in this novel.
One of the main characters, is Tom Buchanan. Tom is very rich white man who is rude, racist, and naive. He is married to Daisy Buchanan, while cheating on her with Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson’s wife. Little did he know his wife daisy was having an affair with J. Gatsby. It was a very ironic type of karma due to the fact that he thought he was so clever to intermingle with other woman. Tom believes he’s smarter and far superior than one which leads to him being deceived without knowing a single thing.
On the other side of the story, there is George Wilson. He is a simple minded man that owns his own auto shop. He doesn’t have much money himself and is constantly struggling to make ends meet, for example, when George constantly begs Tom to sell him his old car so that he could have make a good amount of money. George gets cheated on by his wife which makes him …show more content…
They both ignored the obvious indications that are occurring in front of them. They had the mindset for them themselves to be the only men involved in their lives because they were too busy paying attention to other tasks such as work, or in some cases other women. These men are both irrational beings that didn’t put their ethos to the situation before it happened. The downfall of both of these characters was being so naive. Fitzgerald does a great job at portraying men as simple minded fools. He makes it seem like every guy isn’t as smart as they think the are. Which in this case is