Upper Class In The Great Gatsby

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During the book “The Great Gatsby” something that stood out to me was the different themes that we experience throughout the book. The first theme that I felt that was introduced was class within society. I think this was a very much prevalent theme throughout the book, considering that’s when one of our main characters Nick Carraway tells us about his experience in the West Egg. Here Nick states “ I live in West Egg, the -well, the least fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them. My house was at the very tip of the egg, only fifty yards from the Sound, and squeezed between two huge places that rented twelve or fifteen thousand a season. The one on my right was an eyesore, but it was a mall eyesore, and it had been overlooked, so I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbors lawn, and the consoling proximity of millionaires - all for eighty dollars a month.” (1.14) This quote helps us see the class that is distinguished between the different people among the society. Throughout the book we can basically distinguish the different classes from the Upper Class, Lower Class and the Middle Class. Thomas and Daisy Buchanan are definitely part of the Upper Class who are extremely wealthy. Nick you could say would fall into the Middle Class, this is because is does have an income and works in the bond business. Someone who falls into the Lower Class would be George and Myrtle who
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