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Great Gatsby, East Egg Vs. West Egg

Summary: In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerarld the division between the "newly" rich and the "old" rich can be described as East Eggers vs West Eggers.

East Egg and West Egg are "identical in contour and separated only by a courtesy bay ... They are not perfect ovals ... but their physical resemblance must be a source of perpetual wonder to the gulls that fly overhead. To the wingless a more interesting phenomenon their dissimilarity in every particular except shape and size."

East Egg is the fashionable group of social elite, also known as "old money" or people who have always had money. Tom and Daisy represent the `old establishment', having lived in the wealthy upper class for most of their lives. Daisy is consumed by the materialistic values associated with her `social class'. These people are shallow and lack values. They are careless and completely consumed with themselves, which is shown through Jordan Baker. She is a professional golfer who makes the comment that people should be careful of her...

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