Compare And Contrast Tom And Daisy In The Great Gatsby

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john hunt Mr. O’Neil ENG 3U1 April.10, 2013 Lies and Deception of an Affair: Daisy and Tom are Both Corrupt and Deserve Each Other. “Corruption never has been compulsory.” (Eden http://www.brainyquote.com). In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom and Daisy Buchanan are both corrupt and deserve each other. Fitzgerald illustrates this through their affairs, the lies they tell, and their selfishness. They might be corrupt in different ways but both have almost the same characteristics. To begin with, both Daisy and Tom have their own affairs during the story which are different in certain ways. Daisy is involved in an affair with Gatsby but also loves Tom at the same time. This creates confusion at certain times during the novel. At one point she understands that she can only be with one. This occurs…show more content…
Nick knows what she’s thinking and says: “She hesitated. Her eyes fell on Jordan and me with a sort of appeal, as though she realized what she was doing. As though she had never, all along intended doing anything at all” (Fitzgerald 125). She is having an affair with Gatsby while being married to Tom, and up to this point she seems to have been ignorant to the fact that the two cannot exist at the same time. She has to choose one of them and be happy with whom she is. She may need to overlook the wealth of the two men and decide on which one she truly loves. She shouldn’t just want money in a man, but also love which is why you choose a partner. She shouldn’t be so materialistic. She can’t go back and forth for the richer man just so she has more money. In comparison, Tom has his own little affairs. When he and Gatsby are arguing, he talks his affairs in relation with his wife. He tells Gatsby: “And what’s more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always

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