Old Money And New Money In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby Essay #3 The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald wrote about how a part of society’s elite and wealthy were reckless and irresponsible. In his own way he exemplifies exuberant ways of the era’s lifestyle of what might have been during the 1920’s otherwise known as the “Roaring Twenties”. Luxury, wealth, and decadence are what best describe the roaring twenties. Some key factors of the “Jazz Age” were music, wealthy, and having a sense of fashion which classified you as a “flapper”. This was a time period in which cars were also used as a form of wealth. There were two different sides in which society was represented in being either “Old Money” or “New Money”. Old Money were people from the East …show more content…
When Nick had said, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy--they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money or their vast carelessness…” (Fitzgerald 191). Daisy and Tom did not pay much attention for what involved around them because they knew their money would be their guard. Tom and Daisy refuse to attend Gatsby funeral. This goes to show who really valued Gatsby as a friend. The people that did not attend would only take advantage of him for his money, or for his extravagant lavish parties he would host at his mansion. Gatsby’s father flew from Minnesota to be able to attend his son’s funeral. Gatsby death had affected his love ones, for always will Jay Gatz be missed. Daisy behavior had made people view her differently, she did not care if she had hurt people or not. She was unmindful and selfish towards her wealth and beauty. Jordan Baker was one of Daisy’s close friend. Her actions and influence had changed people’s point of view towards her. How she cheated towards the end of her golf tournament and made it believable that she had won. Each of these characters had impact others and society throughout this novel from

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