Economic Status In The Great Gatsby

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To begin, economic status affected the characters in The Great Gatsby. The characters are distinguished by their wealth and where they live. East Egg reflects high class society or “old money”, and the people of West Egg are wealthy and refer to “new money”. Social status and wealth defines a character and their happiness. F. Scott Fitzgerald, showed women trying to burst out from high class or low class organization. For example, Myrtle wishes to heighten herself into the high class society, where she believes lies all the beauty and wealth, and Daisy attempts to break away from the restrictive society, where she was raised, but Daisy onlys know how to follow the money.
In addition, the search for the American dream is degraded by segregation and racism. Langston Hughes’s poem “Mother to Son” invokes the theme of the American dream, and expresses how the blacks must stand tall and believe in a better future. In the poem a mother is giving advice to her son about life from her point of view and experiences. She wants her son to keep striving or flourish, even though he may be challenged with racism. In the third sentence, Hughes states, “It’s had tacks in it, and splinters, and boards torn up, and places with no carpet on the floor- Bare.” The tacks and splinters represent pain or scars left from the mother’s past, and the boards that were torn
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Sexism is the “prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women.” “In The Story of An Hour,” by Kate Chopin women were treated as property or belongings. To prove, “Free! Body and soul free!” she kept whispering (14).” The emotions Louise Mallard endures in that moment are powerful and deep. This is a story about finding a sense of self, and Louise feels free. Her life is no longer dependent on emotion or by love, and her husband’s death has set her free. "The Story of an Hour" expresses a disclosure that allows Louise to live
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