Wealth In The Great Gatsby

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In the novel The Great Gatsby, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald creates separation between the characters by dividing them into different layers of the hierarchy in terms of wealth. Fitzgerald goes to great lengths to establish this theme. An essential aspect in the Great Gatsby is the conflict between old money and new money where the societies clash. Fitzgerald uses East Egg and West Egg to represent these themes. West Egg represents the new money and less fashionable; the class in which characters have formerly been to a lesser degree privileged but have increasingly made large amounts of money to acquirer their wealth. East Egg is labeled old money and upper class where families have been wealthy through multiple generations and may have
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