Class in gatsby and Atonement

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  • Class
    • Great Gatsby
      • Jay Gatsby
        • Previously from lower class
          • Sees Dan Cody  as his idol
            • His mentor who offers Gatsby opportunities to move to a higher class
          • His parents were poor farm people
      • Daisy Buchannan
        • Conforms to societies expectations
          • Marries Tom Buchannan  due to Tom's welath and status
        • Obsessed with class
          • "Made an attempt to rise"
            • Has people to help her with everything
      • George Wilson
        • Feels inferior to Tom due to his lower social staus
          • Allows Tom to treat him horribly and manipulate him
        • Works in 'Valley of the Ashes'
          • Shows the huge class divide in New York in the 20's
    • Atonement
      • Paul Marshall
        • Much like Tom uses his status, reputation and background to manipulate and take advantage
          • never truly initially suspected for the rape of Lola
      • Cecilia Tallis
        • Example of social mobility
          • During the war Cecilia, from the upper class, becomes a nurse
        • Class dominates her relationship early on with Robbie
          • Ran circles around each other at Uni to avoid one another
      • Robbie Turner
        • Brought up with the Tallis children
          • Has  had a helping hand through life
            • Sense of Patronage
              • His mentor who offers Gatsby opportunities to move to a higher class

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