how does does toms car repsesents his character
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Cars are a reflection of the class issues that dominate the novel and FSF's personal outlook on life. Jeffrey Meyers notes in his biography of Fitzgerald: "His heroes are, like himself, fascinated by money and power, impressed by glamour and beauty. Yet they know they can never fully belong to this secure and propserous world, that the goal of joining this careless and prosperous world is an illusion."If you extrapolate this class view to the cars, your observations fall neatly into place: In Tom's case, his car represents his pesonality. It is a fancy testement to his social status. It is meant to make a statement about his social class firmly rooted in the old elite.