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    How do Scott Fitzgerald and Hunter S thompson portray the villain in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' and 'The Great Gatsby'

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    obviously a tested and proved theory that has worked in the past and so is likely to work again. This can be seen as Thompson portraying Gonzo's awareness of Raoul's submissive nature and weakness to succumb to a life of grotesque self indulgence; and also his unfailing ability to manipulate this. Tom Buchanan is presented as a hypocritical bully, and in some respects Dr Gonzo can also be seen as one. Tom and Daisy can be likened to Raoul and Dr Gonzo, when Nick says that they leave other people to pay for the consequences of their actions. Raoul and Gonzo leave a path of destruction everywhere they go, and it can be argued, so do Tom and Daisy.

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  2. The American Dream is what drives the characters in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

    Another character who believes he deserves more power and influence is Tom Buchanan. Tom is already powerful, rich, and has a beautiful daughter and wife. Tom is not satisfied with that. The American Dream to him means he deserves more. One woman is not enough for Tom, he wants two. He also feels that he gets more power because of his mistress Myrtle. Because Myrtle is of a lower class he has complete over her. Myrtle depends on Tom to get her into a better society, closer to The American Dream. Tom knows this and he eats it all up, but he never lets Myrtle rise above her station.

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