Social class in west and east egg michael cannon 5/9/13 written task ii word count: 995 throughout the great gatsby, fitzgerald consistently presents us with themes and motifs that highlight and question americas class and interactive social morals fitzgerald portrays america to us during one of it’s most influential and prominent decades.
Fitzgerald uses east and west egg communities to portray two separate worlds and two classes of people that are technically the same their status, but fundamentally different in their ideals the physical geography of the settings is representative of the distance between classes of the east and west eggers.
We see two west egg settings: jay gatsby's sprawling, extravagant mansion, and nick carraway's small rented house next door in east egg lies tom and daisy buchanan's red and white georgian mansion in the novel's version of queens, the main setting is george wilson's garage and the road that runs next to it, connecting long island and manhattan. Trying to imagine east egg and west egg in the great gatsby check out shmoop's visual take on what it's all about.
East egg vs west egg the great gatsby is a novel written by f scott fitzgerald which was published in 1925 it is a literary classic and is a standard text in high school, college, and university courses in american literature. Though daisy and gatsby are both considered wealthy, gatsby’s nouveau riche, new money, lifestyle becomes intolerable for daisy both originate from the midwest, however daisy lives in east egg which is considered to be classier, more upscale, and respectable than gaudy, fresh, and disreputable west egg where gatsby lives.
East egg is largely populated by those from old money backgrounds, meaning they come from families who have been wealthy for a long time, so that these people don't know any other way of life.
In the great gatsby, there are two cities that are separated by the valley of ashes these two cities are knows as east egg and west egg and there are two different classes of wealth in these cities they are new wealth against old wealth east egg has people living in it that are from old money.