Tom Buchanan Materialism

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is an American classic. In this novella, protagonist Nick Carraway tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his extreme determination to return to his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. However, Daisy is torn between her true love, Gatsby, and her pompous, pretentious life with her husband, Tom. Tom Buchanan is purely motivated to exterminate the forbidden love through his own jealousy and hypocrisy, and he is the true antagonist of the story. In the novel, Tom is described with “two shining arrogant eyes” and “the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.” His body was “a body capable of enormous leverage-a cruel body” (Fitzgerald, 7). The movie does a satisfying job in portraying this through their version of who Tom is. He has the aura of selfishness, and the mustache truly makes their Tom look villainous. Tom is also constantly having affairs with many women, and, although Daisy is fully aware of this, she knows that she will never leave Tom. She is truly the perfect match for Tom; their materialism and desire for fortune and fame have …show more content…
I am travelling with the Doctor, in the infamous TARDIS! Who knew that the television show Doctor Who was a reality? The Doctor tells me that we are dropping by New York in the 1920s, sometime before the stock crash. As we both exit the TARDIS, I see a beautiful, regal house. There are moving trucks and workers taking multitudes of furniture and decorations out of a wide set of double doors. It reminds me of the end of The Great Gatsby, and when the Doctor hears this, they laugh and point at a group of three people standing by the door: Tom, Daisy, and their daughter, Pammy. Tom is practically shoving the other two into a car, and he turns to glare across the river at what is probably Gatsby’s house. He sees the Doctor and I instead, and his curiosity is obviously peaked, and he slams the car door shut and struts on over to us. Is all fiction secretly

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