This novel does not have clear villains and heroes because everyone is a mixture of some positive qualities and some very negative ones. Gatsby might be the closest thing the novel has to a "hero"; he is romantic and idealistic, and he doesn't have any really terrible personal qualities besides the fact that he's a serial liar and a criminal who makes his money by breaking the law. None of these people are perfect, but they're not villains, either. If there is a villain, it's Tom. One might have trouble coming up with redeemable characteristics that Tom possesses. He's ignorant, closed-minded, abusive, dominating, and hypocritical. Yet, even Tom has a tender side. When he mentions some good times he and Daisy had earlier in their marriage, he seems genuine, as well as honestly hurt that Daisy might leave.