Examples Of Segregation In The Great Gatsby

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In the first two chapters of the novel "The Great Gatsby" a clear segregation is shown between the separate social classes. The way the rich are portrayed is a people who live seamless lives of luxury, clear examples of this are the colossal mansion that Gatsby lives in and the colonial style mansion that Daisy and Tom occupy. The lives of the poor are not quite as nice as those of the rich, as seen by the ash covered valley that the poor seem to occupy, the poor condition of Mr.Wilson's run down garage and the overall lifestyle and appearance of the characters of the lower class such as Mr.McKee and his wife. The book even describes the area the poor live in, the Valley of the Ashes, as "a certain desolate area of land...a fantastic farm where

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