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The Great Gatsby is a story about a mans great love for a woman and its unfortunate consequences It also concerns the nature of wealth and its influence on people This book was said to be F Scott Fitzgeralds finest novel In this essay I will discuss the many themes as well as others of the story I will also discuss the matter settings and charactersThe story begins with the narrator Nick Carraway describing him as moralistic He also tells the reader that he has a gift that enables him to not be judgmental We learn that Nick is moving from the west to the east attracted to the values of wealth and sophistication which he later learns were false The story of someone trying to move and start a new life again is a common subject to which everyone can relate At one point all of us have wanted to get away from our regular lives and make a fresh start whether attracted to a certain location by appearance or reputation This is exactly what Nick does he is bored with his life in the west and goes to the east under the pretense that he hopes to learn the bonding businessTwo important locations in this story are the East Egg and the West Egg They symbolize the new rich and the old rich The East Eggers are the established rich who see the new rich as a threat to the entire structure of society Contrasting them are the West Eggers who are the newly rich and have a flamboyant way of showing of their money The symbolism of each egg is that both look identical at a distance as are both of the groups of the people who inhabit each egg However when looked at more closely the eggs are extremely different in every way except size and shape as are their inhabitants whose only similarity is their wealth A common theme among
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