Again, the passage in which Fitzgerald epitomes Gatsby’s abode as an “amusement park”, talks of the way visitors turn up without meeting hosts. The way Gatsby appeared at parties, “in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold colored tie” (Fitzgerald 69) clearly portrays that people used new money to socialize and to climb up the social ladder. The rift existent in new and old money is much evident in the geographical positioning of each character.
The West Egg where people with newly acquired wealth live represents the self-made individuals. On the other hand, East Egg is a place where people who have been rich for generations reside (Grawe 34). This brings in the issue of being fashionable and unfashionable since the West Egg people are wealthy and unfashionable while the East Egg people are fashionable and wealthy.
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