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The Great Gatsby

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Characterization of Tom

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Which statement best represents Nick’s opinion of Tom Buchanan?

A

Tom is easily unnerved and seeks the attention of others.

B

Tom is a man marked by his defiance. He knows the rules for how to behave and breaks them.

C

Tom is a romantic. Despite the obvious problems in his marriage, he loves his wife.

D

Tom is a brutish man who most likely saw the peak of his potential when he was in college.

E

As he was not born to a wealthy family, Tom is often out of place in East Egg society.