Class Status In The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Class status has to do with a series of different aspects that relate to the degree of luxury in terms of wealth and lifestyle. From a generic viewpoint, class refers to a wealth concept that characterizes your lifestyle, assets, and family income. Although there are three generic categories for assessing one’s level of wealth (lower, middle, and upper class), is it possible for there to be a significant fluctuation in amount of wealth over a long period of time that culminates to a change in lifestyle? This question is one of the central themes of a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald known as The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is a key character in this book that attained a lot of wealth throughout their lives, but passed away by the completion of the story. Jay Gatsby is a veteran who initially started off relatively poor, however, due to his strong will to attain the love of his life, he became very rich in a small amount of time to reside in the West Egg. Overall, the events that surround Jay Gatsby suggest that fluctuation amidst class status will not happen and class status is fixed. In the novel, fluctuation amidst class status cannot happen because the characters in the novel that have always remained in the extreme upper-class will express signs of arrogance and domination to those who are trying to climb up the wealth ladder in relative, competitive circumstances. Tom and Daisy Buchanan are a couple who have a very rich, well-established life on the opposite side of

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