Social Classes In The Great Gatsby

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Fitzgerald uses setting to emphasize different social classes by putting different classes into two similar but distinct places. He uses west egg to represent new money and the greed surrounding the country at this time in the Western part of the United States. He uses East egg to describe old money and how the Eastern United States is doing at the time by not going crazy because of money. “I lived at West Egg, the—well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.” (1.5) Nick caraway is describing West egg and how it is nice but there is somehow a small difference to which it can be traced to how both the classes act. 2. The social group that I would like to belong too would be the established upper class. There is this strong impression of how they are that is such a difference between the two wealthy classes. The established upper class seems to know where they are in the world…show more content…
The Great Gatsby illustrates the theme for The American dream. This dream can be seen throughout the novel by the green light at the dock that Gatsby is reaching towards. It is Gatsby’s dream that he will have a happily ever after with Daisy. Gatsby started out with nothing, but was soon able to able to attain so much because he had a dream. “I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.” (9.180) However the American dream is corrupted by the desire for wealth. "Every Friday five crates of oranges and Lemons arrived from a fruiterer In New York- Every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his backdoor in a pyramid of pulp less halves." This shows that people at the parties were barren and only had a desire to spend money. The people at the parties only wanted money and did not have a dream for their
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