Honors English 11
22 December 2014
The Great Gatsby Compare and Contrast Essay
In the novel The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald creates many settings and describes places in order for them to have their own feel and be original. Two specific places in the novel that give you a sense of the time and of society are West and East egg. They both are dense of people with money and grand mansions, but they have their differences as well. The differences are mainly shown through the characters that live there. Jay Gatsby who lives in West Egg and Tom and Daisy Buchanan that live in East Egg. There is much to compare and contrast with the two places.
The comparison between West Egg and East Egg is mainly on the fact that both settings are filled with the upper class. West Egg is made up of fashionable mansions decorated to look sophisticated and proper. East Egg is made up of mansions as well, but is not as pleasing to the eye. Both places share a sort of river in the middle. This river comes up as a strong symbol in the novel as a block or barrier between Daisy and Gatsby.
There are many things to contrast with West and East Egg. The morals, values, and symbolism of the people are some important differences. West Egg symbolizes a new generation of people that received their money through their family. While East Egg symbolizes a new generation also, but with people that earned their money by themselves.
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