What Is The Relationship Between Gatsby And Daisy

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Tom and Daisy were careless people, only cared for themselves and left a wake of destruction wherever they went without ever considering to fix their personal issues by themselves. Tom does not care enough for Daisy, Myrtle or Wilson to be an honest and reliable man, which in turn affected all parties negatively except for his and daisy’s rich lifestyle. Daisy, also leads Gatsby on and retreats back into her life of luxury with Tom due to Gatsby’s socioeconomic status. Tom has a string of affairs in which he does not care for either woman and only cares for his own gain. Tom commits to having two different relationships in which he leeches on the benefits of both, he cares not for Daisy 's or Myrtles feelings and only worries …show more content…
However Tom completely ignores his wife 's feelings towards this affair and continues to be intimate with Myrtle as it brings him joy. Tom does not acknowledge Myrtle during this conversation, talks as if she is not important, that she does not mean anything towards him and how in his mind he loves Daisy all the time. This indicates that Tom does not have feelings for Myrtle and is only using her for his own means rather than the love which he relies on Daisy for. He also states how he goes on a spree and makes a fool of himself, but he always comes back, as if this justifies his actions and allows him to commit such acts because he always returns to Daisy. Another example of Tom’s carelessness for Myrtle is when Myrtle shouts to Tom “Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!" shouted Mrs. Wilson. "I 'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai –– "Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” (Fitzgerald 1993:25). This shows how just the mention of his life as old money can anger Tom to the point of …show more content…
Tom freaks out once he figures that his mistress is dead, he uses this opportunity to get rid of all the evidence surrounding his affair with Myrtle by blaming his adultery and the murder on Gatsby and retreating into his rich lifestyle without any inch of regret. Tom says to Nick “what if I did tell him? That fellow had it coming” (Fitzgerald 1993:114). This indicates that Tom felt no regret towards causing the death of Gatsby as he believed he had it coming. Tom used Wilson as a way to get rid of Gatsby by lying and manipulating as he knew Wilson was emotionally fragile at that time and would have done anything to avenge his wife. Tom also does not mention the fact that he cheated on Daisy with Myrtle and blamed it on Gatsby after the murder of Gatsby happens; this again shows how Tom did not have true emotions for Myrtle, Gatsby, or George and was only using them for his own personally uses. A conversation breaks out between Tom and George in which they say “when are you going to sell me that car? ‘next week; I’ve got my man working on it now.’ ‘Works pretty slow, don’t he?’ ‘no, he doesn’t,’ said Tom coldly. “And if you feel that way about it, maybe I’d better sell it somewhere else after all.” (Fitzgerald 1993:17). This shows Toms personal feelings towards George and how he threatens him to make sure everything goes in his

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