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Gatsby Vs Tom

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"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F Scoot Fitzgerald written on 1925 surrounding the fictional town of west egg. The story focuses on the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby and Tom are different as Gatsby had to earn his money and everything he has now, while Tom was born wealthy and didn't have to work for what he has, they are also similar as they both use people. I believe daisy stayed with tom because she doesn't want to look down upon for leaving her husband for someone she was having…show more content…
Gatsby was just using Nick. He wanted to find Daisy again, but he didn’t know anyone who knew her. Then he found out that Nick knew Daisy, and wanted to know her. He made Nick invite Daisy over for tea. As soon as Daisy got to Nick’s house, Gatsby ignored Nick and paid full attention to Daisy. He acted like Nick wasn’t even there, as soon as he got what he wanted. Tom also used people. He used Daisy when he married her, just so he would have someone to settle down with. He stayed with her because she was catholic.

I believe daisy stayed with Tom because she doesn't want to look down upon for leaving her husband for someone she was having an affair with. Because social status is so important to her she chose to be respected than to have love. So if daisy left tom for Gatsby she would lose her standing in the world and never live a high respected lifestyle again. In doing this she gets security and wealth for life. This stops her from choosing her love Gatsby so she chooses tom instead.

In conclusion, Gatsby and Tom are different as Gatsby had to earn his money by selling alcohol for everything he has now, while Tom was born wealthy and didn't have to work for what he has, they are also similar as they both use people. I believe daisy stayed with tom because she doesn't want to look down upon for leaving her husband for someone she was having an affair with. Loving a respected lifestyle
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