Tom Buchanan Example of Arrogance

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The 1920’s, ten years of thriving life in America. People living the good life and people living in the slumps. East Egg, the prominent community of the old rich. People who have known money all their lives. West Egg, the up and coming community of the newly rich. Manhattan, the city of life. The Valley of Ashes, separating the Eggs from the city. Symbolizing the poor. An aftermath of the industrial revolution. Four regions making …

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…the worst for him, Tom Buchanan runs to his money and hides behind it. Same with Daisy. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever kept them together.”(pg. 184) It was their money that kept them together. They used their money as shields. Used it also as an excuse and a reason to look down on others.