The Great Gatsby

what do you learn about tom buchanan from his dress, mannerisms, dialogue,house and actions?

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In Chapter One, we learn that Tom is not a very nice person. He is proud, condescending, and he vulgarly exploits his status: he is grotesque, completely lacking redeeming features. His wife describes him as a "big, hulking physical specimen," and he seems to use his size only to dominate others. He has a trace of "paternal contempt" that instantly inspires hatred.