Title: Compare and Contrast of Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the plot revolves around Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan's love for Daisy. Although Tom and Gatsby are both very different in the ways they love Daisy. They demonstrate to be similar as they both want Daisy for themselves. Although Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan share many similarities these two men also have a even greater amount of differences.
In the beginning, Tom Buchanan was introduced as Daisy Buchanan's husband. He was considered to be an extraordinary football player back in his college days, along with Nick Carraway. Unlike other ordinary people, Tom was born with wealth. He lives in East Egg, a community filled with people who have old money, not new like Gatsby. Tom went to Yale, just like Nick and he never had to do much work because of his family and wealth. One of Tom's main attributions in the novel was that he had a very rude personality. He often put people down all throughout the novel, and acted like a powerful figure which was intimidating to others. Tom loved to show off his money to anyone that would listen. In essence, Tom is a very shallow and cold-hearted person who doesn't care about others as long as it doesn't affect him. To make matters worse, Tom also cheated on his wife Daisy. He doesn't appreciate her, but rather uses her like a trophy to show off. He doesn't bother to strive for her love; simply because he knows he has enough money to keep her with him.
On the contrary, Jay Gatsby's main attributes in the novel consist of him being very passionate and having a very kind personality. Jay lives in West Egg, and unfortunately is one of Nick Carroway’s neighbors. Gatsby also throws big extravagant parties that contain people who have new money. He came from a poor family, his parents worked on a farm. He was from North Dakota. He struggled with getting money to get his way through college. Jay gatsby was a good-hearted man who wanted...