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The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Summary

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers
How are West Egg and East Egg different?

Nick explains that West Egg is “the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.” While readers know that Gatsby’s house is huge and opulent, West Egg is considered less fancy because the people who live there, including Gatsby, are “new money.” While those in West Egg are eager to show off their money, like Gatsby, the residents of East Egg are more private about their wealth.