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Gatsby's Home Essay

703 words - 3 pages

Homes can say many things about their owners and how they are in terms of their social position, life style, and their personality. There is Tom and Daisy Buchannan which live in East Egg and are new money and they have a very large house l. There is also Nick who lives in a very small house compared to the two houses on the left and right of his house and he lives in West Egg like Gatsby. Gatsby has a gargantuan house and unlike the Buchanan's, Gatsby has many parties for anyone to come. Everybody's own home describes their life style, social position and their personality.
Tom and Daisy Buchanan had the good life and they also had an enormous house. Their social class was high and they were rich because Tom had “bought down a string of polo ponies from Lake Forest,” (Fitzgerald 10). This indicates that he had a vast amount of space to take care of the horses and have a stable to keep the horses. This also identifies that the Buchanans have been living a luxurious life style with “a string of polo ponies” (Fitzgerald 10) and this explains that they can maintain all of the horses that they got from Lake Forest. Tom Buchanan’s personality is that he is out going and doesn’t hide the fact that he is cheating on Daisy when Tom told Nick on the train “We’re getting off” he said “I want you to meet my girl” (Fitzgerald 28). This interprets that Tom doesn’t care about who knows about his affairs with Myrtle and Daisy. On the other hand Daisy Buchanan’s personality is snobby like when Gatsby refers to Daisy’s voice being “full of money.” (Fitzgerald 127). Gatsby is saying that Daisy is always talking about money or spending money. Nick on the other hand would save it wisely or use it wisely.
Nick live in a small house compared to the two houses on his right and his left. Nick’s house, compared to the Buchanan’s house is like “a weather beaten and board bungalow.”...

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