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Similarities And Differences Between The Great Gatsby And George Wilson

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The nineteen twenties was a time of lavish parties, the stock market was on the rise and women such as flappers were gaining independence. Despite this, men at the time were still seen as superior and their brutish, abusive, and cheating was considered the norm. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan and George Wilson are more similar than different, despite the money that determines their fate. This story reveals how Tom and George both have similar attitudes towards women and both are being cuckolded, the only thing that differentiates the two is money and power. Tom Buchanan is a man who has achieved any achievement you could possibly ask for by the age of twenty one. He has accomplished anything he wants to accomplish in his life, lots of awards, lots of money, a beautiful wife a child, he has worked long, hard and honestly for what he has, however, he has what to live for now? While that is very impressive and something he will remember the rest of his life, it can also be depressing.In consequence, Tom wants to find some excitement in life or simply something to do to fill a empty space in his life, that person is Myrtle Wilson. Although Tom seems to be a respectful gentlemen, we learn that he has little respect for women. When Nick visits Tom and Daisy’s house for the first time, Jordan tells Nick in private, “‘You mean to say you don't know?" said Miss Baker, honestly surprised. "I thought everybody knew." "I don't." "Why−." she said hesitantly,
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