Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Location, location, location. Living on Long island I have come to learn that where you are located in has a great impact on you once people know where you live, people who live in an area known to be more affluent might be expected to drive a more expensive car or take luxury vacations. Another indicator is one 's home, now it 's not just having a home, affluence it 's where the home is located. The house I live in now could be ten times more expensive if it was in the Hamptons or in an area known for its affluence, this is without changing the physical characteristics of my house. This relates to the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the regards of West egg vs East egg locations, these two locations played a great role in how each of the characters interact with each other. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the motifs of the West egg vs. East egg to help develop a theme or the message that he is trying to show throughout the novel. In the novel, there are two cities which are East egg and West egg, which are separated by the Valley of ashes. The valley of ashes is defined with the color grey," ash- grey men" that "swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud" to show the unhappiness of the people working there and incapable to obtain the American dream even with all this hard effort they put in.. The use of the word grey shows how it is seen as a place for the…

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