The Great Gatsby

Discuss Gatsby’s meeting with Tom.

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Gatsby's meeting with Tom is awkward. Tom makes sarcastic remarks and makes no attempt to hide his contempt.

Gatsby is welcoming, but his calm demeanor soon becomes antagonistic.

“I know your wife,” continued Gatsby, almost aggressively.

“She has a big dinner party and he won’t know a soul there.” He frowned. “I wonder where in the devil he met Daisy. By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me. They meet all kinds of crazy fish.”

Tom and I shook hands, the rest of us exchanged a cool nod, and they trotted quickly down the drive, disappearing under the August foliage just as Gatsby, with hat and light overcoat in hand, came out the front door.


The Great Gatsby