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Out of the five main characters in the Great Gatsby I disliked Tom Buchanan the most however his wife Daisy was a close second He just didnt seem like he was a nice person and he also seemed extremely self-absorbed I dont believe that he and I would choose the same values that we would consider important in guiding our lives One of Toms important values is wealth He was very rich and thought that it made him superior to other people He enjoys showing off his possessions Ive got a nice place here It belonged to the Demaine oil man Great Gatsby 12 In this case Tom is showing Nick his house and obviously thinks that because it belonged to the Demaine oil man that it makes it a little more important Tom thinks that poor people are inferior to him and he is quite the snob He is from old money and often refers to the newly rich as bootleggers people who distributed alcohol during prohibitionTom doesnt think much of Gatsby and claims that he pegged him as a bootlegger the moment he saw him When Daisy tells Tom that she is leaving him for Gatsby he says Shes not leaving me Certainly not for a common swindler whod have to steal the ring to put on her finger 140 Later Tom even sends Daisy home with Gatsby adding that his presumptous flirtation was over Power and control over people is something that Tom considers important in guiding his life Throughout the novel he has shown time and time again that he is the type of person who likes to control others and what they do Sometimes he is nothing more than a bully and other times he is just cruelHe often talks to George Wilson his mistress husband about selling him his car which he never actually intends to do He
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