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Class Differences In The Great Gatsby

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In the year 1925 the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is a spectacular novel that explores the American civilization in the 1920s. The novel has many themes that highlight the surrounding times. Two of them are class differences and the deterioration of the American Dream. In the novel a major theme one can see is class difference. The community of East Egg are characterized by the “old money”, while the “new money” are characterized by the community of West Egg. The people of East Egg were born into wealth and tend to show sophistication and style. While the people of West Egg rose to wealth and are conspicuous and vulgar. However, the people of East Egg also have some faults. They find themselves as superior to everyone
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