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West Egg In The Great Gatsby

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In the Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates a division between the East egg who are inheritably rich and the West Egg, who are newly rich and have worked for their money. Although they are both wealthy cities, there are many differences portrayed throughout the book. The East Egg snobbishly rejects the West Egg since it lacks traditional social conventions they have always lived. The two cities are used to emphasize the character development in the story and show the struggle of Gatsby trying to be with someone from a different class structure.
The West Egg is the “new money”. It is where the people who are newly rich live. They are more flashy with their money since they haven't had money in their family background. Gatsby himself is self-made, which makes him unaccepted by the East Egg. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the
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It is filled with the people who are born into the rich and established families - the old money. They are a lot more stuck up than the people who live on the West Egg. The East Egg is an elite society filled with carelessness, fashion, corruption, and lack of consideration others. Nick cannot forgive Daisy and Tom for their negligence and says “[They are] 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 ” (Fitzgerald 137). After Gatsby dies, Nick begins to see the true colors of the people he is surrounded by. No one shows to Gatsbys funeral and the Buchanans move away, leaving no new address and no way of being contacted.
This novel introduces a new perspective of the upper class to the audience. Jay Gatsby strived to become rich in order to be with Daisy but never succeeded because of the distinct line between the old and new money that challenges him to becoming
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