The Great Gatsby

In chapter 8, Nick explains, "' Jay Gatsby' had broken up like glass against Tom's hard malice." this is a wonderfully descriptive explanation. What makes the simile fit so well to the situation? what does it tell about the characters

The great Gatsby chapter 8

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Nick means that Jay Gatsby had been torn apart inside; his heart was broken, and he was emotionally distraught. This simile illustrates the difference between the emotional dreamer (Gatsby) and the hardened man with everything (Tom).