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How is the tension between Tom and Gatsby represented in The Great Gatsby?
Tom and Daisy were at one point in love. But in reality, their relationship is based on money and social status. Tom is only married to Daisy because she is rich and she's qui…et. Tom can be the assertive superior man that he feels the need to be and he knows that Daisy wont say anything because shes shy and quiet. Daisy married Tom for his money and to know that she is being taken care of. If Tom is rich as well then she knows all she has to do is sit back and is forced to allow Tom to call the shots on everything. The true relationship of Tom and Daisy is not really based on love, though they were in love at one point, but mainly for materialistic reasons. It was just to get something out of the relationship, they didn't really care that much. Hope that answers your question! :)
They meet on a train to New York as Myrtle was visiting her sister. Myrtle was infatuated by the way Tom looked, and neither of them could stop looking at each other. She was …so fixed on him that Myrtle did not even realize that she was getting a taxi with him and not a train car.
Tom wrecked into a wagon and ripped one of the front wheels off of his car. He had one of the maids of the Santa Barbara Hotel riding with him in his car. This implies that To…m was cheating on his wife, Daisy. The whole incident was written up in the paper, including the fact that the maid was riding with him. The book doesn't mention if Daisy finds out, but she most likely would have.
Tom was educated at Yale, he also played football there. It's also where he met Nick.
When Nick asks Tom where he had heard that Gatsby is a bootlegger,Tom says "I didn't hear it. I imagined it. A lot of these newlyrich people are just big bootleggers" (114). G…atsby is very visiblysuccessful: he displays an ostentatious opulence in his parties,his house, and even the way he dresses. Tom distrusts anyone whocould have so much money and show it as Gatsby does. It would annoyTom that anyone could "get rich quick," and he would immediatelyattribute doing so to talents that are unsavory or at leastdenigrate the talents any other many might evince. That is why hesays "just," indicating success as a bootlegger does not count asreal success. Tom is prejudiced, narrow minded, arrogant, andviolent as well, quick to criticize others, especially if it makeshim feel more powerful, more manly.
To Nick, Gatsby is a man with a false dream. But, Nick finds him to be a good man "worth more than the rest of them."
Because Jay Gatsby as the protagonist. Gatsby wants Daisy, Tom's wife; she is his whole life's purpose. Basically because he works against Gatsby. But Wilson is th…e one to kill Gatsby in the end.
Gatsby's house, his car and his other possessions were all bought from the illegal bootlegging his did to acquire his money. You could say that these possessions represent a k…ind of corruption, and a false materialism - Gatsby in truth never really cared about the riches, his house and his things, but only about using them to get Daisy's attention.
They are drawn together by their guilt, and by the unacknowledged fact that was implied in the scene at the hotel, that they both have the same cynical attitude toward life. A…lso, the scene at the hotel and the accident on the highway have destroyed the recent love affairs of both.
Dasiy marries Tom because he has money and her parents appove of him. In the end Daisy chooses Tom over Gatsby again because she is too much in love with her rich and sophisti…cated life.
When Myrtle kept saying Daisy's name after Tom repeatedly warned her not to, he backhanded her out of rage, but immediately regretted it.
Daisy Buchanan is the object, the goal, of Jay Gatsby's great American dream. She represents achievement and class. If Daisy accepts Gatsby, then "old money" would accept …Gatsby, and his dream would be fulfilled.
what happened to Myrtle at the end of chapter two and why
Wilson wanted to buy a car from him