Essay on The Great Gatsby And The Diamond

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his novel/short story titled The Great Gatsby and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz illustrate social class differences through the use of wealth, acceptance, and hardships. For example, when we are first introduced to Nick he is talking about how he first came across West Egg and readers are introduced to the setting and the differences between West Egg, where people have to work for their riches, and East Egg , where people are born into their rich lifestyle. The main character named Nick Carraway lives in West Egg, where those who worked their way to the top of the social ladder. East Egg is where is where two other main characters, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, live. Tom was born into his rich lifestyle. One of the characters, Gatsby, throws extravagant parties that everyone is welcomed to come to, no invitation required. When Nick gets an invitation, he “There was music from my neighbor 's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his motor-boats slid the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to…

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