‘I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that’s the idea you can count me out….Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life and family institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white.’

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 7, Tom Buchanan’s statement is hypocritical because he is cheating himself. He describes Gatsby as a nobody who wants to be somebody – all the money in the world couldn’t make Gatsby worth Daisy. Tom also reveals his own racist views.