Social Classes In The Great Gatsby

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In the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there is a social structure similar to how a concrete social structure in our world works today. This social structure consists of the upper, middle, and lower classes which possesses people from the book in each class. Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy are in the upper class; Nick is in the middle class, and Gatsby was originally from the lower class when he was younger (in flashbacks) but also George and Myrtle Wilson fall under the lower class. These classes portray a significant role in the book and the classes that these people are in also cause the outcome of the book. How are there ways in which social class affects both the plot of the book and the characters?
The upper class in this book consists of people who obtained both old and new money. These people are Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. Mostly, these characters come from old money, which means that their money came from past ancestors, not something they made and worked for just in their life. New money, however, is money that has been made during that person’s lifetime due to their work to earn it such as in Gatsby’s instance. Gatsby’s doesn’t ever really assure us where his money came from but we speculate and are given hints that it
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These social classes is what caused the outcome of the book because a notable example is that Tom is in the upper social class which compels him to think he is superb to everyone else and that he has control over them, so he controls people like George Wilson, whom he lies to by saying that Gatsby hit his wife with the car where he could have easily told him that it was an accident and taken the gun away from him, but he looks at it as an opportunity to get Gatsby out of the picture even though he knows Gatsby didn’t do it. With Gatsby starting out in a lower class than Daisy we know his dream of getting her would never happen and he would never get to live his life with

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