The Great Gatsby

Daisy dislike and likes about Gatsby and Tom

The two most significant men in Dasiy Buchanan;s life are Tom and Gatsby. Compare and contrast the two men and include a dicussion about what daisy finds attractive in each.

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Tom is a philandering brute. He doesn't treat Daisy well but affords her a rich lifestyle that comes from old money (money inherited through generations). Gatsby is obsessed with Daisy. He puts Daisy on a pedestal and sees her as a goddess. His money is "new money" obtained through the bootlegging business. Daisy likes the attention Gatsby gives her but does not feel worthy of his adulation. She has gotten used to Tom's abuse. She is also weary that Gatsby might one day lose his fortune.