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Examples Of The Villain In The Great Gatsby

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A villain is also called the antagonist—defined as one who contends with or opposes another in a fight, conflict, or battle of wills. The true villains held within the pages between the two covers of The Great Gatsby, could be classified as anyone and everyone. I believe the three main ones throughout the story, though, are Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan and Daisy Buchanan; they’ve hurt so many people. Some on purpose, some unconsciously were hurt. Jay Gatsby could be technified as the most villainous, but to himself.

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In a way, Jay Gatsby is his worst enemy: he advances after Daisy, a married woman. He is willing to give anything and everything for her, losing any sense of himself, before their encounter prewar. But he is also the poor son of migrant farmers. After the re-inventing of himself, this poor young man who once was still seeking acceptance, never truly finds Daisy. Perhaps he is a stupid and tragic figure, but not a villainous to others, whereas Tom was very much so.
#2
Tom Buchanan is a villain, there's too much he’s done to deny the name. He has a mistress, and Daisy knows it: she barely conceals her knowledge of it. Completely being hypocritical, he suspects that Daisy may have a novel that angers him. He is a pompous thug who has more money than values. And Tom sends Wilson after Gatsby, accusing Jay of myrtle death (when Gatsby was innocent), and Wright kills Gatsby. This is a villainous behavior.
#3
It seems to me that Daisy is also a villain. She has a
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