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The Great Gatsby. Character Study of Tom. Quote One. “I had no sight into Daisy’s heart, but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game”. Quote Two.

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    1. The Great Gatsby Character Study of Tom

    2. Quote One “I had no sight into Daisy’s heart, but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game”

    3. Quote Two • “’It does her good to get away..’ ‘Doesn't her husband object?.’ ‘Wilson? He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York. He's so dumb he doesn't know he's alive..’ So Tom Buchanan and his girl and I went up together to New York - or not quite together, for Mrs. Wilson sat discreetly in another car. Tom deferred that much to the sensibilities of those East Eggers who might be on the train.”

    4. Quote Three “Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling, and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl.”

    5. Quote Four “’…By God it was awful - -’ I couldn't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made....”

    6. Tom’s Pursuit of Success • Tom doesn’t actually change as the book progresses. Throughout the course of this text, Tom’s character remains the same stereotypical 1920s guy. He is rich because his family has money, not because he’s earned any money. Also, he has a devoted wife and a mistress, and he treats everyone as if they are lesser than him.