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Essay | Significance of the Setting in Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

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Significance of the Setting in Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

Summary: This essay investigates both the physical and symbolic values of the setting in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."
"The Great Gatsby", written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is set on the East Coast of America in the `roaring 20s'. The revolving around New York City in the Jazz Age reflects the wildness of the era which affects the characters. The changing time and society, bootlegging, parties, affair, and scandal are all suiting of the New York theme where anything goes. Fitzgerald uses the quality of settings to reflect the superficiality and/or depth of the thing they symbolize.

Nick lives in Long Island in what is known as the West Egg. The West Egg is located across the bay from the East Egg. Nick, after describing his area as the less fashionable of the two, continues to confess that "this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them." The...

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