Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

I couldn't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made […]. (9.136-145)

There's a reason they call it white-collar crime: rich people's crimes just don't seem to count as much as poor people's crimes.

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