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What are the four paragraphs for setting?

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

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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

3

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"

4

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

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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