Great gatsby essay

Document Type:Essay

Subject Area:Literature

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Nick Carraway is the cousin to Daisy Buchanan, who is the wife to Tom Buchanan. It is through Nick’s friendship with Tom and Gatsby that he gets to know of the drama that unfolds in Gatsby’s life. Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle are three women who are focused on in this novel. Daisy is Tom’s wife and Nick’s cousin. Myrtle is Tom’s mistress, who runs a small gas station at the edge of the city. The old wealth signifies inherited wealth, which was inherited by Daisy and her husband Tom, while new wealth signifies new acquired wealth that was acquired by Gatsby. The old inherited wealth comes with higher social standing, and can even prevent one from punishment.

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