This article talks about Arnold Schwarzenegger and how he has hidden many things from his wife throughout their relationship. One of the main things that Schwarzenegger hid from his wife has been his multiple affairs. When he was confronted about having these affairs he would always deny being involved with the alleged women because “it always had worked”. Instead of respecting his wife and not being involved in affairs, he tried to sneak around his wife with multiple women. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a lot like Tom Buchanan. Tom Buchanan is married to Daisy at the beginning of the book, but we learn shortly after the start of the novel that Tom is having an affair with Myrtle Wilson. Instead of being loyal to his wife, like Arnold, he decided to cheat on her to have a more attractive lover. He does not only deny that he is having an affair, he also discriminates against women by having his affair and being a sexist. Although Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a sexist, he still objectifies women by having affairs with multiple women. He treats women like they are objects that he simply obtains and does not actually have a passion for. Although Tom Buchanan does not have the magnitude of affairs that Arnold, he still objectifies women by treating them like one of his many objects that can be bought by his large fortune. Tom also broke Myrtle’s nose at a party when she kept repeating his wife’s name. Myrtle doesn’t really get mad because of the huge money disparity between them. If Myrtle left Tom she would have to go back to her husband George and she would never be rich. Arnold Schwarzenegger also had a child with his long time housekeeper. Nine months after the end of the affair she gave birth to a boy. In both of these cases, the men use their superior wealthy status to keep the women quiet.
I think this article is completely accurate in the sense that men use their wealth to get what they want and in this instance, it's for the women to keep quiet. But, when confronted, their wives eventually leave them as in Arnold's case. These men then find that the only thing they care about more than money is gone. We see that with Tom and end the end he decides it's better for him to keep Daisy then to sneak around with other women. Not only does the affair make the man look trashy and unfaithful, but some have even seen their fortunes decrease due to the unfairness treated to their wives. Without love, men go into depression. We see that with Jay Gatsby and even Wilson. Wilson resorts to murder and lets his anger get the best of him, but Gatsby pays a final price even though he is emotionally dead. Men need love and when they take advantage of it, they lose the only thing that matters.
Via Alex Meyer