Themes In The Great Gatsby

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Setting is one of the most important displays of theme in the novel, complementing personas and classes to exquisitely stir up the new social realities of the Roaring Twenties. Each of the four important geographical locations in the novel – West Egg, East Egg, the Valley of Ashes and New York
City – corresponds to a particular theme or type of character encountered throughout the story.
The Great Gatsby consists of four settings, depicting four different aspects of life during the roaring twenties. Two different locations on Long Island where the new rich live (the West Egg) and the old "money" (the East Egg) reside. Both very lavish lifestyles, the old money very reserved and posh, the new money gaudy and loud. The West Egg is where Gatsby
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The East Egg residents have had their money for generations, while the West Egg residents are new to having such wealth.
The majority of the story takes place both on the East and West Egg of Long Island. This is where you can see the differences between the two classes. The East Egg where the old money lives are very sophisticated and classy, their tastes are luxurious but restrained. The West Egg is where Gatsby lives, new money, which is flashy and tacky. These two clash, the East Egg residents and the West Egg residents. New York City is another setting in the story. This is where the men go to work and is considered the cultural center during the 1920's. It is also where the working class and the elite come together.
Tom has an apartment in New York City for his mistress, Myrtle. The Plaza Hotel is where old and new

Sanchez 2 money come together. Another setting in this novel is the Valley of the Ashes. This area was created by the dumping of industrial ashes. This is where the poor and working class live. This location is down from the East and West Egg, showing the people are lower in class and worth.
The first chapter introduces us to two of the most paramount areas, West Egg and East
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While, East Egg is associated with the monotony of the Buchanan’s inherited convivial position. East Egg is like the Buchanans, affluent, possessing high gregarious status, and potent, denoting the old upper class that perpetuated to dominate the American gregarious landscape. The intersection of the two Eggs in Gatsby and Daisy’s romance will be the fault line that leads to the novels greatest catastrophe. The Valley of Ashes is like
George Wilson, desolate, desperate and starkly without hope, designating the moral decay obnubilated by the glittering surface of upper-class society. It is a symbol of absolute desolation and penuriousness; unlike the other settings in the book, it lacks a glamorous surface and lies fallow and gray halfway between West Egg and Incipient York, representing the moral decay obnubilated by the resplendent surfaces of those settings. It is the only place in the novel that serves as a home to the poor, and is presided over by the unsettling, massive eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg. This pair of monstrous and, spectacled eyes, gazing down from their billboard, is one of the most important images in the novel

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