The Great Gatsby Essay | Contrast of Jay and Tom in The Great Gatsby

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Contrast of Jay and Tom in The Great Gatsby

Summary: Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan share many similarities in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, However, the differences between them determined the outcome of their battle for Daisy's heart. Tom won Daisy in the end because he was more financially stable and he and Daisy were already married to each other.
Differences Made the Difference

Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan despise each other. If you asked them, they would never admit to having anything in common. How wrong they are. Tom won Daisy, but not without a fight. Daisy loved them both, showing that Jay and Tom have a countless amount of similarities, while still retaining a few striking differences that made the difference.

To begin, Gatsby and Buchanan share numerous similarities. Tom and Jay are both enamored by Daisy. Tom is married to her, while Gatsby believes that the flame of love they once shared has not gone out. Gatsby proves his love to her, by making winning her heart his goal in life. Gatsby becomes enormously wealthy and moves to West Egg. He does all of this in order to be "good enough" to have Daisy once again. Jordan tells...

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