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What are the four paragraphs for setting?

1. East Egg
2. West Egg
3. NYC
4. Valley of Ashes


East Egg

"The white palaces of fashionable east egg glittered along the water"
"red bricks"
"They're a rotten cowd... You're worth the whole damn bunch put together"

~ Ostensibly Nick Carraway is amazed by East egg as it seems magical due to the word choice of "glittered"
~However, the more he gets to them the more he realises that they are corrupt eg. when D kills M.
~ The "red bricks" further imply their violence
~ Daisy name meaning = her materialism made her choose T over G


West Egg

"A factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville"

~ conflict between EE vs WE and how this is actually conflict between Gatsby and Tom
~ WE lacks the refinement of EE
~ they are trying to be like the "old money" but they wont as they were not born into wealth and they worked for it
~ G parties are called a "menagerie" and he drives around in a "yellow circus wagon"


New York

"warm and soft"
"yellow windows"
"open another window... there aren't any more"

~ At first Nick Carraway really enjoyed New York but then he realised that this was actually a place full of corruption and were people lost moral.
~ He was only drunk once before in his life yet, he gets drunk again when Tom invites him for a party with his lover.
~ Also a place where the affairs and the bootlegging business is prominent
~ Is the place where the heated arguement takes place
~ emphasises how corrupt the American society of the 1920s was


Valley of Ashes

"the valley of ashes - a fantastic farm where ashes grow... where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and... of ash grey men."
"the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic"

~ This is a moral dumping ground of the upper classes. This is what America truly is without all of the money.
~ symbolism of ashes - death
~ this is where people dreams die ie myrtyle
~ over looked by the eyes of doctor T.J. Eckleburg who represents god and nick carraway