The Role Of The Old Rich In The Great Gatsby

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Roaring Twenty were the most dramatic time when many people became rich and wealthy. Some people inherited the money from their family. In the other hand,some earned by buying and selling stock. “ The Great Gatsby ” by F.Scott Fitzgerald was one of the famous American tragedies that expressed exactly the conflict between social classes in this era. In the novel, Fitzgerald suggests through the conflict of the old and new wealth that the old rich have good reputations and the appearance of being civilized and well-manned, but they are careless and inconsiderate. In contrast, the new rich may not have the best manner but they have admirable dreams.
Old wealth, who have lots of money and reputation, show themselves subtlety,gentility, and decorum but self-centered,thoughtless and lack in heart people. Fitzgerald indicates the good manner of old rich by portraying Tom Buchanan, ” Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. Two shining, arrogant eyes had
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Old rich and new rich have a lot of similar,also have a lot of difference.They both rich but one have a reputation, one don’t. They both ostentatious ,and mystery. However, the new rich shows people what were they dream.The dream they chase is so enormous and magnificent.They maybe success like Gatsby or they don’t;however, they have a goal to live and chase it. Nowadays, old rich in America seem to be faded. However, they still control a huge money in the bank such as Bush’s family, Roosevelt’s family,etc. In contrast, the new rich is well-known by many people ,but they still don’t have any reputation such as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gate,etc. These new rich people are more innovative when they show themselves frugal and polite. It is a big difference between the new rich today and the new rich in the

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