West Egg In The Great Gatsby

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In Nick’s mind, the West Egg may not be very classy as the East egg as quoted, “well, the less fashionable, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them” (5). This gave an idea of new wealth that being rich was better. The people have morals and ethics to live by, rather than their own money, like Nick who lived there. Also, the people used money for alcohol, extravagant drinking and partying. Nick’s first impression of East Egg was a beautiful and modern place that was located “Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East egg glittered along the water...” (5). An image of pure and sparkly place. It was symbolizing the “old wealth” rather than new wealth. The people were generally less-sophisticated, and a more innocent people. Usually,…show more content…
It indicated that he was not so far to Gatsby’s house and that it was rather expensive to just rent it. But compared to Tom and Gatsby’s houses, Nick believed his house was overlooked and it was an “eyesore.” “Most of the big shore places were closed now and there were hardly any lights except the shadowy, moving glow of a ferryboat across the Sound” (180). It gave an idea of how Gatsby tried to grasp the light, which was Daisy. But this last part show that Nick left this place because he realized the unattainable “American Dream.” Even though it was an unsuccessful dream, the people’s lives will still strives to move on and maintain themselves. “a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens” (23). It gave a mirror image of how contaminated and smoky the Valley of Ashes was. It represented the moral and social decay and rich people who satisfied only their own pleasure. Also, the dirty ashes and dusty wind gave an unpleasant feeling in
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