Class System In The Great Gatsby

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1920’s Class System Throughout Gatsby During the 1920’s there is a major class structure in American society. Class structure is between the rich and the poor, the men and the women, even old money and new money. Fitzgerald portrays the class system to show that people will put others down to make themselve’s feel better, even if they really are not any better than anyone else. The rich look down on the poor, the old money looks down on new money, and the men look down on the women, even though all of the rich people lose their money in the stock market crash in 1930. Fitzgerald proves that there is really no reason we should put others down and separate people into a class system. Throughout the story there…show more content…
“Daisy! Daisy! Daisy! Shouted Mrs. Wilson. I'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai--------”[...] “Tom Buchannon broke her nose with his open hand” (Fitzgerald,ch.2) when Tom was so upset with myrtle. Tom gets mad because he does not think that myrtle to say something like that and mock his golden girl Daisy. Myrtle is poor and is more rough and not such a soft personality, while Daisy is rich, very classy, and she is every man’s dream girl. Since Tom cheats on Daisy with Myrtle, she feels like she means something to Tom and gets jealous that tom is always talking about Daisy. Fitzgerald shows that the more wealthy characters seem more arrogant and self centered and the poor seem more selfless and caring, yet the wealthier characters can also be more classy and the poor have less manners. If someone were to have more money than another person, it doesn't mean they are better than anyone else. It just makes them wealthier. Money doesn’t define who someone is but your attitude towards others dies. The characters in the book and the people during the 1920s who happened to have more money do not realize that their actions are creating a class structure in American
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