Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Tom Buchanan

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Lindsey McMahon
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ELA III Period 9
12 February 2016
Fitzgerald’s vs. Buchanan’s
In the book “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald writes about a wealthy couple, the Buchanan’s, who reflect his own marriage. Tom Buchanan is from a widely wealthy family, a “sturdy straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth…a cruel body.” Like Zelda Fitzgerald, Daisy was a beautiful girl who was spoiled, fun, and wild spirited. (Bloom 11) The Buchanan 's relate and differ in many ways to the Fitzgerald 's. In his novel “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald parallels the relationship between Tom and Daisy Buchanan to that of his relationship with his wife Zelda.
“Just the name F. Scott Fitzgerald conjures up a world of glamour and riches
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Under the glittering rich life is an ugly truth about each couple. Both desire luxurious lifestyles and their relationships are destroyed from the destructive power of money; they became careless people. Love affairs destroyed their marriages and affected their lives. Unlike the Buchanan’s, the Fitzgerald’s lost their wealth quick, and their lavish lifestyle came to an end. In contrast, Scott F. Fitzgerald’s parallels his marriage to Tom and Daisy Buchanan in his novel “The Great …show more content…
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