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The novel The Great Gatsby has many characters in it Four prominent charactersare Tom Buchanan George Wilson Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson These fourcharacters have some similarities but in reality they are very different people Tom Buchanan and George Wilson have very little in common The first similarityis that they are the only two people in the novel to use violence Tom strikes Myrtle andGeorge shoots Gatsby The other similarity is that they both love Myrtle Wilson Tomcheats on his wife Daisy with Myrtle which brings about a difference between the twomen George is faithful to his wife while Tom does not seem to really care about Daisy oreven Myrtle for that matter George shows respect to people while Tom shows no respector care for anyone This lack of respect is probably due to their opposite positions in lifeTom is an arrogant rich man while George is a humble merchant The comparison and contrast for the women is much more complicated then themen They were similar because they were both fake Myrtle pretended to be rich andDaisy pretended to care about people This quote shows Daisys false care Imp-paralyzed with happiness In Myrtles mind the two women are very much similarWhen Tom and Myrtle go out Myrtle acted out her dreams of being rich She buysuseless things with Toms money However this was not reality In fact Daisy waseverything Myrtle wanted to be and everything she was not Daisy really lived a luxuriouslife She really had no cares or concerns Myrtle tried to be just like Daisy but she neverreally could because the life she lead was fake These people were totally different in almost every way George was happy thisway and had no problem with his life Unfortunately Myrtle was not content She strivedto be something she was notDaisy Daisy didnt try to do anything she didnt care aboutanything because she was rich Tom Buchanan was rich and he felt indestructible becauseof
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