The Great Gatsby

Describe the violent act Tom committed against Myrtle.What does this reveal about him?

Chapter two

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Myrtle drunkenly comments on Daisy again and again. Tom warns her not to mention Daisy; she continues to do so until Tom, in frustration, punches her and breaks her nose. At some level, Tom is violent which may be a foreshadowing of how he will act later in the novel.