Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blog Post 29

One thing that we discussed in class is how Tom is an idiot. He tries to say things and sound smart, but they backfire. He's an unlikeable character even in the first chapter. What else don't you like about him?

27 comments:

msj10SCelestina said...

He tries too hard to make himself look good. He tried to bring up the book he read. It just made him like a racist man. He just digs a bigger hole for himself in terms as likability.

Eric_Matthews said...

I'm confused. You criticize him on how he is an idiot, but yet, you want to know what i like about him. I don't understand and i don't like anything about him. He is an arogant racist.

JP Kuhlman said...

This man just absolutely disgusts me for one reason mainly. Not only does he takes advantage of his wife because of her position, but that fact that he has an affair while he is married. I can't stand that!

mark said...

I dont like Tom because hes racist and he is an idoit. The one thing I really dont like about him is that he has a wife and he beats her and then he tries to hit on George Wilson's wife which is adultry, not good. He's a complete jerk the way I see it.

Michael Domenici said...

I think he is very arrogant and also a racist who is too condescending in which we see when he flaunts his wealth as nick enters the house.

Michael Leviski said...

Tom is probably my least favorite character in the book. My main problem with him is that he cheats on his wife, and that he just tries too hard to in impress people. When he tries to act smart, he just makes himself look stupid. An example of this is when he was trying to act smart by reading a book about African Americans, and then he starts to sound racist.

michaelrovnan said...

What I don’t like about him is that he seems to be a drunk later on in the book and never thinks things trough enough to see the consequences ahead of him. The other thing isn’t a problem but I do understand how hard it is to control your strength and not hurt anyone.

Troy Brodie said...

I think he does a bad job at making himself seem like he is above everyone. He thinks his racist attitude down plays his chance of anyone getting along with him or finding him reasonable. He's too close-minded.

Christian Henry said...

The one thing that gets under my skin about Tom is the fact that he has the nerve to cheat on Daisy, Nick's cousin, right in front of him. I'm suprised Nick could deal with it as calmly as he did. Anyone else probably would have punched him dead in the face.

Ritchie Pevo said...

First of all, I would like to make it clear that I absolutely hate Tom with a burning passion. The one and only way that I could possibly hate him more would be if he laid as much as a finger on Jordan. I can't stand how he is clearly a controlling and condescending man. I also can't stand how he is so clearly a racist. Most of all, i can't stand him because, not only is he having an affair, but he domestically abused his mistress. He is a terrible and hateful person.

Andrew Hynes said...

I dont really like Tom much at all. He is a very mean person! Who can wake up everyday and cheat on the only person they have chosen to be with for the rest of their life and just be ok with it? Not only does he cheat but he also abused the girl he was cheeting with. After watching the video a little bit his mustash is grose and he looks like a chipmonk!

jeff247 said...

I dislike the fact that Tom is influenced by someone else's bigotry to think that he is superior to any other race. I also dislike the physical abuse he committed against Myrtle. I beleive that any type of violence or abuse a man could inflict upon a woman is coward-like. These two facts lead me to the conclusion of Tom being an ignorant-minded person.

tydecrispino said...

Ever since the beginning, Tom was very stuck up and thought he was better then everyone. The thing that Tom did that really disgusted me besides the fact that he is cheating on his wife, is when he hit Myrtle and gave her a bloody nose.

Zack Jewby said...

One of the main things that I do not like about Tom is that he tries to sound smart, but he really does just end up sounding stupid. If you do not know what you are talking about when you say something then just do not say it. I also do not like how he sounds racist, I honestly can not satnd racist people, they have no right to call people different because of the color of their skin its wrong. Everyone is created equal and it should be kept that way too.

bigprettyKEVIN ROSS said...

Tom is the dumbest person I have ever encountered. He is a cheater, liar, womanizing abusive man. Tom tries to make himself seem smart when all he accomplished is that he is a racist bigot, who has no idea what he is talking about.
Kevin Ross

Bobblogs said...

He seems like a very ignorant man. he has a lot of many and seems to act like it a little to much. The fact that he is a racist bothers me as well.

jamie said...

I don’t like the fact that Tom is so proud of his money. In reality, being proud of your money isn’t exactly a bad thing but the way he goes about showing it is just wrong. Instead of just being happy with his wealth, Tom has to rub it in others faces who do not have as much money as him. For instance, the first thing he says to Nick is something along the lines of isn’t my house nice?

Willis410 said...

I don't like one thing about him. He tries to sound smart as if he has to impress anybody and he even makes hiimself sound racist which is stupid. He also kind of acts like he's better then everybody.

xWBR IIIx said...

I think Tom is like one of those legit annoying rich people. One of the rich people who knows everything about everything but really knows nothing. Then he tries to make a good point about the book the ends up sounding like a complete racist. The guys a D-bag i dont like him
William Reid

10jenglehart said...

I agree that Tom is an idiot. Everything he tries to do has a negative result. For example, he tries to bring up the book called "The Rise of the Colored Empire." This makes him racist because he strongly believes what this book is stating. That’s the first reason why I don’t like him. The second reason is that he is cheating on his wife with some other woman. That makes me lose complete respect for him. He shows no remorse for doing something wrong. I hope daisy realizes how mistreated she is and leaves him for someone better. I also hope that Tom gets caught and both Daisy and his mistress break up with him.

Joe Winter said...

I definitely don't like him because he was so proud about the fact that he was cheating on Daisy, boastful about it to his wife's cousin, broke her nose, or his insanely short temper.

viktor said...

In the first chapter of the book Tom seems a little full of himself with him trying to act smart and ends up making a fool of himself. I really don't see how daisy would ever marry a guy like that but she did do it for a good cause I guess because she just got him to buy her a bunch of things. Also how he just doesn't seem that cheating on her isn't a big deal at all I think is a dick move. But she is kind of doing the same thing but just using his money when she doesn’t like him that much. And now she wants to hang out with Gatsby again, so I think they should break up and then daisy and Gatsby become lovers again.

KarlGreen said...

Tom really is a bad person. He is all the different things that the the whole opposite of what an american should be and how an American should act. I really didn't like his attitude at all he is way to stuck up.

10Jbrown said...

I do not like the fact that he is a racist and cares only about money. he tried to sound smart about talking about the white man will be taken over by minorities. He also is to aggressive and hurts poor little Daisy. He slaps Myrtle to just because she doesn't agree with him. Tom also cheats on Daisy. he is such a cruel man and money has got the best of him.

coreykieff said...

Tom is a sensless character in this book because he is a rich and wealthy snob, who thinks he can win over women with his wallet and racial attitude. I hate how he has girlfriends that call him when he has already been married.

kfrance said...

Well to be honest after watching the movie my feelings on how Tom's attitude has changed. The reason why is because I try not equate the book to the movie and now that I have seen some of it and him I guess the only thing I can say is that I dont like how he is cheating on Daisy. I am firm believer that when you are married you must be faithful to the other person.

Bennett Wolfe said...

Tom seems kind of racist and snooty. He uses his wealth to buy love for his wife. I think that Tom is fake and uses his wealth to cover up how much of an idiot that he really is.