As for Tom his life seems to be even worse than the life of his wife though they are alike in a way.
Like Daisy Tom doesnt have any purpose in the life.
So for Gatsby his love to this woman is the most important thing in his life while for Daisy he is a toy, an entertainment, one more love affair.
That is why her choice proves that wealthy social position of her husband is more important for her than real and serious feelings of another man. Even her daughter doesnt provoke any strong feelings in her soul.
Also it was time when people earned a lot of money illegally using different means to break the laws that existed in the USA and one of the most popular business was bootlegging caused by prohibition of alcohol in the whole country.
That is why in the novel we can find people who earned money in this illegal and dishonest way.His work may be viewed as the reflection of his time and the novel The Great Gatsby is, probably, the best example that can prove this statement.It was written at that period of American history when people worried the most about their prosperity and richness though one may say that such values were typical for Americans, it was, and by the way still is, so called American dream.Analyzing these characters we see the role which play money and social position in their lives.For example, Daisy doesnt have any purpose in the life the only thing she thinks about is wealth.Money, class and economic problems as the major issues revealed in The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald.What are the main economical issues revealed in Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby?What does mean the American Dream mean in terms of the novel?Why is money so essential for the novels characters?The writer tells us how the wealth can ruin a pure dream.In order to prove it we can have a look at the relations and life stories of Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan Jordan Baker, Meyer Wolfsheim and other characters.