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HOW ARE CARS A SYMBOL IN "THE GREAT GATSBY?" Cars are a symbol in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” because they represent status, wealth and power.  Jay, Tom and George associate cars with their place in society. People choose to display their wealth in many different ways, and Jay Gatsby decides one way he can exhibit his wealth is with his car. He owns a 1928 Rolls Royce, which is a definite symbol of status. Jay Gatsby had no problem disclosing his wealth to the public, and the car he drove was just another way to express himself and his money to the masses. The symbol of the car as wealth is also important to Tom and George as they exchange words over a car that symbolizes their relationships with Myrtle. Tom offers to sell his car to George, but George does not realize that Tom never intends to sell the car. Tom eventually confesses to Nick that he believes George is “so dumb he doesn't know he’s alive.” The car in the story of The Great Gatsb


East Egg & West Egg Explained In The Great Gatsby , a novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald which is set in Long Island, NY during the Roaring Twenties, specifically summer of 1922; there are two cities that are separated by the Valley of Ashes . These two cities are known as East Egg and West Egg , and there are two different classes of wealth in these cities. They are new wealth against old wealth . The two cities represent the vastly different lifestyles of Daisy and Jay, and sets up the tragic events of the story. The East Egg is where all the ‘Old Money’ families live. These are old established and extremely wealthy families. Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom are from old money and live in East Egg. The people in East Egg are known for being well educated usually at Ivy League (A league of universities and colleges in the North-Eastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige