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The setting and location of ones house can convey a great deal about a person In The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald uses characters houses as a way to describe characters themselves In this novel Fitzgerald relates through the characters houses their temperament values and place in society The fact that Nick Carraway lives in West Egg says a considerable amount about his character and personality Nick compares East Egg and West Egg as such I lived at West Egg the- well less fashionable of the two a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them Those who live in East Egg represented by Tom and Daisy are the cheaters liars and manipulators using others for their own personal entertainment or advancement We see this displayed throughout the novel and summed up perfectly in one sentence They were careless people Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made Nick living in West Egg bears the opposite traits of those living in East Egg He is non-judgemental and does not use others for his own benefit as is displayed by his refusal of Gatsbys business proposals Direct similarities can be seen between the description of Nicks bungalow and Nicks character throughout the book Nick describes his house as squeezed between two huge places Thus could be said for Nick himself He is squeezed in the middle of both Gatsby and Daisys affair and Tom and Myrtles affair Nick sees his house as an eye-sore that has been over-looked Throughout the novel Nicks feelings as the go-between in both situations have been over-looked no one stopping to ask how he feels everyone proceeding with reckless abandonment to the unfortunate end The reader sees this when Tom insists upon
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