The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in 1925, creating a tale that surrounds itself in the booming culture of wealth, and its counterpart, corruption. Fitzgerald details a long list of deceitful characters waxing and waning between their selfish needs and their outward appearances, however there are two characters who exemplify this most accurately; Tom Buchannan and Nick Carraway. The two men have different intentions with their horrible behavior but the impact remains the same, enforcing a similar amount of despicability granted to the both of them. Tom Buchannan is an outwardly aggressive character who is obviously willing to display his horrible characteristics. Buchannan 's more unholy traits lie within his personality but his physical presentation lends a hand to the unearthing of his horrendousness; "Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward... and you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat. It was a body capable of enormous leverage-a cruel body" (Fitzgerald 7). Carraway- who is the narrator of this novel- articulately describes Buchannan in great detail engraining an image of despicability from the beginning however, this lack of characterizing information directly from Buchannan doesn 't last very long. Daisy, Buchannan 's wife makes an offer for him to see their child and she notifies him- "She 's asleep. She 's three
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