Tom contrasting with Gatsby

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Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby were two very contrasting characters.The way they were both perceived by society was completely different but yet the way they lived was almost identical.Tom and Jay were both brought up in two very different settings which impacted the way they acted throughout the novel.Money, power, and love are what controlled their actions.
The most noticeable difference between Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby are their perceptions from society.Tom had inherited his fortune and really hasn't worked a day in his life.Gatsby on the other hand worked for his fortune and had followed the American Dream. He was born into a poor farming family, and he had made the decision that he was not going to live like this early in his life.From the text we understand that Gatsby was involved in bootlegging alcohol.Even though Gatsby struck it rich and had bought a huge gothic mansion in West Egg he was still looked down upon as if he wasn't worthy of it, especially by Tom.Because the way Tom was brought up he lives life the way he wants to live it and has no concern for others.He had grown up to be a brutal vicious bully.Gatsby, on the other hand, grew up respecting the wealthy.Even after he had struck it rich he remained humble toward others.Tom is different in the fact that he would do whatever was necessary to satisfy his needs, for instance his unfaithfulness toward Daisy.He was involved in a long term affair with a woman named Myrtle.Tom does this simply to satisfy his own needs.Tom flaunts his relationship with Myrtle around town as if he had no conscious, and he does this because he has never had to face any consequences. Unlike Tom, Gatsby has high morals.Gatsby met and fell in love with Daisy before he went off to war, and he has waited for her ever since.
In a strange way Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby were similar.They both were on a mission for complete satisfa