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how does nick describe tom buchanan?


brittany w #232771
Feb 26, 2012 11:45 AM

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how does nick describe tom buchanan?

in 1st chapter, when he first met him and what did he think of him

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Feb 26, 2012 11:50 AM

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Best Answer: Here is a direct quote from book: "He had changed since his new haven years. now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearsnce of always leaning aggressivley forward. not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that was a body capable OS enormous leverage-----a cruel body."

chastity s #276425
Oct 19, 2012 1:02 PM

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He describes Tom as a erragant person who cheats on his wife. And who is a very wealthy man. He spends all his money on his mistress and doesnt really do anything for his wife. He treats his wife and his mistress very poorly. He uses his mistress for physical things (sex) and not because he loves her.

diana c #277757
Oct 24, 2012 4:44 PM

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describe the "valley of ashes." what does it look like and what does it represent?

diana c #277757
Oct 24, 2012 4:49 PM

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nick describes nick as a man from the midwest, a yale graduate, a world war 1 veteran and a resident of west egg. he is gatsby's next door nieghbor and a bonds salesman

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