Flashcards in Tom Buchanan Deck (4):
What suggests that Tom does have some feelings?
- When he discovers Myrtle's dead his "tears were overflowing".
- When Daisy tells him she doesn't love him he pleads with a "husky tenderness".
How does Tom's language show that he likes to be in control?
He regularly uses the personal pronoun "I", for example, telling Nick "I've got a nice place here" rather than 'We've', which excludes Daisy from his achievements.
Which two points suggest that Tom is a hypocrite?
- He's appalled when he learns of Daisy's affair with Gatsby, but he has lots of affairs himself.
- He criticises Gatsby for "sneering at family life", but "was God knows where" when his daughter was born.