Tom Buchanan In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Buchanan is seen as the antagonist in the book. Throughout the book readers get frustrated with this man and why nothing bad ever happens to him, but to the people who are associated with him. Tom Buchanan is an egotistical, unfaithful, and hateful man.
Tom is known for his egotistical personality. He is selfish, vain, and overall a bad guy. Throughout the book, he makes references to himself and how great he is. For example, when Tom says, “I've got a nice place here” (7), it shows that he is admiring his house. He sees himself as a superior over the others because of his wealth and good looks. Tom is always telling people what to do, but nobody ever does or says anything because he is “Tom.” For
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Tom insists, glancing at Daisy impatiently “ … It's up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things” (13). It's no surprise that Tom is a racist, thinking he's better than everyone. Not only is he a hateful man mentally he is also physically abusing Myrtle time and time again. While visiting her, she keeps saying Daisy's name Tom gets mad over this, “ making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand” (37). Daisy also makes a comment in the previous chapter about him being hulking, “ I hate that word hulking,’ objected Tom crossly, …” (12). Many times in the book you'll see Tom get angry and hateful, when he tells Mr. Wilson about the accident and how it was Mr. Gatsby this shows the readers Tom anger towards Gatsby.
In conclusion, Tom Buchanan is seen as the antagonist in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tom is seen as an egotistical, unfaithful, and hateful man. These attributes are all seen together throughout many antagonists in books and movies. Being a selfish person leads into not caring about people which can make you hateful and

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