The Great Gatsby

Chapter 1;

In chapter one, what quote best represents Tom Buchanan?

In a paragraph, describe his best and worst qualities and his role in the novel.

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Her husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven —a national figure in a way, one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax.

This quote epitomizes Tom, his accomplishments, and what Nick sees as his "excellence." It also explains his boredom with life at such a young age.


The Great Gatsby/ Chapter 1