Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Great Gatsby

What do you think happened in the second chapter that reinforced the negative side of Tom?

27 comments:

mark said...

In chapter two of The Great Gatsby, I think Tom changed to a negative side. He hates the word hulking. In chapter two he punches a man in the face and he makes racist comments. I think Tom needs to chill and go hangout with Myrtle. I also think he is jelous of Nick and Gatsby, because their better than him and Tom is not happy being married to his wife, he would rather be married to Myrtle.

Michael Domenici said...

I think Tom further solidified his negative side when he simply took Myrtle from her husband to and apartment. He then punched her in the nose and broke it after she wouldn't stop talking about daisy, i think thats about shows it.

Tyler Bohn said...

I think what made Tom more negative was him hitting Myrtle just because he felt guilty for cheating on Daisy. Tom needs to chill out a little bit.

michaelrovnan said...

I believe what showed Toms bad side was him getting drunk and slugging someone. For that shows that he is a drink but also reinforces what his wife said about him earlier in the book about him being a hulk.

rrobinson10 said...

What showed Toms bad side was the fact that he took his wifes cousin to see his mistress, and acts like its nothing. He also shows his bad side when he gets drunk, and breaks his mistress's nose because she says his wifes name. This justifies some of the names that people call him.

Jesse Gregory said...

I think Tom reinforces his negative side by also abusing his mistress. In chapter one Daisy has a bruised knuckle from Tom, and in the second chapter Myrtle has a broken nose from Tom.

ajox10 said...

In chapter two of The Great Gatsby i think that tom had a sence of change to the negative side off things. it all started with her calling him hulking he says raciest comments and he ends up hitting her in the face. so as an over all he just furthered his negative side of himself.

ajox10 said...

In chapter two of The Great Gatsby i think that tom had a sence of change to the negative side off things. it all started with her calling him hulking he says raciest comments and he ends up hitting her in the face. so as an over all he just furthered his negative side of himself.

seansutton said...

I think the most important thing that happened in chapter two of “The Great Gatsby” was Tom punching Myrtle. This shows that Tom is a violent person who gets frustrated easily due to the influence of alcohol. Tom is once again seen as an ignorant person by those around him.

Christian Henry said...

I think its more of Tom trying to be someone he is not. I think he tries to put on a show for guests and be the rich, tough big shot. He really just playing Gangster in his own little world.

Andrew Lewis said...

I think that in chapter 2 Tom is angered slowly from the start of the story, and he finally lost it. In the mix with being drunk and furious he showed his negative side by punching Myrtle in the face.

Ritchie Pevo said...

I somehow found that I hated Tom even more after reading chapter two of "The Great Gatsby." Not only is taking part in an affair, but he feels the need to show it off to his wife's cousin, Nick. This really disgusts me and makes me hate Tom more than words can describe. Then, on top of everything else, he hits the woman he is having an affair with, Myrtle, in the face. We can now add domestic abuse to the list of reasons why Tom is such a hateful and terrible character.

bigprettyKEVIN ROSS said...

I think in the Second Chapter of The Great Gatsby Tom showed who he really was, a cheater, a liar, a woman beater, a dunk, he also hits a man for making a comment about him. Tom can no longer be a man that can be respected at all through the rest of the story just because of the events that happened in the Second Chapter
Kevin Ross

Andrew Broedel said...

I think that chapter dos sheds light on the negative side of Tom. He punches Myrtle in the face. Hitting anyone, esspecially a woman, is wrong on all levels. Tom seems to try to be the one "wearing the pants" at all times (being the best and manliest man around), and is afraid of being embarassed or demasuclinized.

Zack Jewby said...

In Chapter two, I thought Tom shows his negative side when he punches Myrtle in the face because she was repeating daisy over and over again. No matter what the situation is, you should never hit a woman even if she hits you first, its just a rule. I thought it was very worng what Tom did when he struck Myrtle, he really did show a negative side when he did that.

Bobblogs said...

Tom is not a happy man and i dont think he likes when people stand up to him. He obviously has a bad side to him and i think it might have to do with his guilt of cheating on daisy.

Sonic teh Hedgeblog said...

I believe that Tom already looked like a moronic bigot, who cheats on his wife. In chapter 2 this became even more evident when he sets up a meeting with Myrtle in her husband's house and place of buisness. Then he punches Myrtle in the face showing that he is again hitting on whatever woman he is with.

Boss Blog said...

Tom helped to concrete his negative through two chapters because the guy is just a(pardon my French) dick. He's a flamboyant racist and is having an affair with the wife of a guy he does business with. And Tom has a raging temper where the slightest insult or comment can send him off the wall. We saw this when he punches Myertle in the face because she keeps repeating Daisy.

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10jenglehart said...

In chapter two, he punches his mistress Myrtle in the face and the reason he does this is because she keeps saying daisy. I liked her response to him hitting her by saying daisy two more times because she shows that she’s not fully afraid of tom. If you’re going to hit a person, make sure it’s a man and not a woman. I’ve lost all respect for tom and if I was in this story, I would have had some words to say to him. His negative side really showed because he took his wife’s cousin to see the women he cheating with. You must be crazy to do something like this! Either Tom trusts Nick that he won’t say or do anything to tell daisy, or he is just stupid to think things through. I disagree with Mark. He should not go "hangout" with myrtle while he is married to another woman. If he loves to be with Myrtle then he should end his relationship with daisy and marry Myrtle. I hope for daisy’s sake that Nick tells daisy what Toms doing and can save her from misery.

jamie said...

I think the second chapter basically built on the bad things about Tom that had been presented in the first chapter. For instance, in the first chapter you see that daisy has bruised knuckles from Tom, which leads the reader to believe he is a domestic abuser. In the second chapter you actually see him strike a woman, which just solidifies the conception I had of him in the first chapter. Also in the first chapter he talks to his mistress on the phone making the reader look at him bad. In the second chapter the book actually shows him going to be with her which just builds on the first mention of her.

Nick Feurer said...

The second chapter of the "Great Gatsby" did a good job showing Tom's negative side. He leaves his wife to go to see his mistress. they have a nice party and get drunk. there, they have a fight and Tom brakes her nose.

Joe Winter said...

I think the two main things that had happened in chapter 2 that had set me away from liking Tom as a character was that he had openly asked and demanded that Tom come with him to the city to see "his girl", and of course when he had punched Myrtle in the face and broke her nose at the party in front of everyone.

ElliottHyde said...

The second chapter shows Tom's negitive side even more. This can be seen when he leaves his wife to see another girl, then breaks her nose just for metioning his wife's name. Then he just leaves like nothing even happened.

KarlGreen said...

I think that in the second chapter thing that happened to Tom is what changed his personality. He has a lot of things that he doesn't like and when these things are said or done it really gets him angry.

coreykieff said...

Tom in the second chapter only deepened his bad self by taking Nick to see his mistress. He aslo showed how he only cares for money, and other self gratify things in life. He possess no good qualities and he really cares for no one else but himself.

kfrance said...

Although I did make alot of jokes when the Chris Brown and Rihanna incident happened, it does not take away from the fact that i do not condone nor agree with hitting a woman. When I read that Tom did this it just rekindled my sudden dislike for Tom and his abusive and cheating ways.

FrankGoodwin said...

The new idea we have now come upon on tom is he is now a cheater. He see's this girl myrtle and is having an affair. We also see the abusive part when he breaks her nose.