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Social Class And Wealth In The Great Gatsby

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I agree that while I was reading chapter one it did focus on the setting and how it described their social class and wealth in the story. I noticed how the people that lived in East Egg, like Tom, seemed to be very pompous, selfish, and fake. People like Nick Carraway that lives in West Egg seem to be honest and do not hide themselves from society. The people in East Egg use their wealth and beautiful mansions to distract others from who they really are. I also felt that point of view was important in chapter because it showed how Nick seems to be an honest person because of the advice his father gives him. His father tells him“ ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t
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