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1) "Thats my Middle West...the street lamps and sleigh bells in the frosty dark...I see now this has been a story of the west, after all...perhaps we possessed soem deficiency in common which made us subtly inadeptable to Eastern life" -settings of West and East Egg develop the themes of wealth in the novel by showing not only the contrast of wealth and poverty when compared to the Valley of Ashes, but also th contrast of those who live in East Egg(old money= Tom Buchanon) and West Egg (new money= Jay Gatsby).

2) Gatsby's mansion portrays the newly rich millionaires of the 1920s as being purely materialistic and superficial. Only material posessions matter to them at a glance, excess of all things appears to be them in their homes exterior and interior "The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard—it was a factual imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden" and " the dresser was garnished with a toilet set of pure dull gold".

3) The Buchanons's home depicts those of aristocracy at


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