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Money Equals Happiness The Great Gatsby Throughout history many societies have had upper middle and lower classes The classes formed separate communities of diverse living and never crossed social barriers In the book The Great Gatsby instead of streets and communities separating each class there was a sound On West Egg the rich received their money not from inheritance but from what they accomplished by themselves They worked hard for their money and received no financial support from their families These people gained in one of two ways either they worked for it or relied on illegal means for survival On the other hand or island East Egg natives represent the class of society that receive money from their relatives They were someones heir and rich from birth It was also known that no one on East Egg would marry someone poor or with new money Fitzgerald reveals that the life of the privileged class is filled with corruption carelessness and materialism through his use of characterization in the novel Daisy the wife of Tom Buchanan has no goals in life no discipline nor any morals She cant even think for herself because she has never had to before She talks to Nick as if he is part of a group which is secluded from the lives of the East Eggers and in some aspect he is All right said Daisy Whatll we plan She turned to me helplessly What do people plan 153 Daisy lacks competence Daisy has nothing to do or care about each day She has no idea of how to plan something because she hasnt had to do anything that requires thinking since the day that she thought money would solve her problems She can go through life without having to think about anything that would probably require an elementary education In the scene where Daisy runs over Myrtle she doesnt care what has happened she just cares about herself
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