Who Is West Egg In The Great Gatsby

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Jay Gatsby is one of the major characters, he symbolizes the American dream; as he started small and became the Great Gatsby whose parties and wealth are a part of everyday gossip in East Egg. At first "his parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people—his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all" (The Great Gatsby 105). As for the Buchanans; Daisy was a spoiled rich girl who left Gatsby, at the end, for a more stable life with her husband and his money. " 'her voice is full of money ', he said suddenly" (The Great Gatsby 128), here Gatsby states that she is extremely wealthy that her voice was full of money, and throughout the novel, Fitzgerald praises her movements, her sweetness and tenderness. Unlike Daisy, Tom is rather rough man with "a hard mouth and a supercilious manner" (The Great Gatsby 9) and together the couple was powerful, spending the money they never…show more content…
Nick described Wes Egg saying: "the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them" (The Great Gatsby 7), though he went on to describe East Egg as:" Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water" (The Great Gatsby 8).

Therefore, the Valley of the ashes is a place for very poor and less important people. Similarly, the language used varies from one place to another; as Fitzgerald uses words like "luxurious, lavish and fashionable" to stress the East Eggers high status, while using words like "grey men and ashes" and he also described George Wilson 's very humble garage saying" The interior was unprosperous and bare; the only car visible was the dust-covered wreck of a Ford" (The Great Gatsby
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