In The Great Gatsby, why does Daisy choose to remain with Tom rather than going with Gatsby? Compare and contrast Tom and Gatsby.
In The Great Gatsby, Tom is presented in a negative way. First, though, remember that the narrator is the one characterizing Tom, and he doesn't like Tom. This is clear from the first time he describes Tom in chapter one, when he reveals what he expected Tom to be like before he met him during the course of the novel's story. Nick knew Tom in college, and though the novel's story occurs years later, Nick carries over his dislike for Tom from his college days. Daisy does at least indirectly reveal some of Tom's negative personality traits, but even her words and actions are filtered through the the narrator, since he is the one writing them down. And Nick is...
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