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In the Great Gatsby, money is one of the majors themes in the book. ... He represents new money while Daisy and Tom represent old money. The distinguishing between east and west egg is the best way that Fitzgerald describes the difference in wealth.This may be because Gatsby is “new money” so he has a desire to let everyone know how rich he is. However, what seems to be more important to him was to gain Daisy’s attention. For example, by wearing pink suits with gold ties.Money can make people careless. For example, Tom and Daisy are “careless people” who think that money could protect them forever. They “letother people clean up the mess they had made”. Also, Myrtle believes that money can improve the quality of her life. This leads her to have an affair with Tom, although Tom did not love her.After all, wealth is not the most important factors in our lives. It does not bring anyone happinessor love. Gatsby could not use money to buy Daisy’s love. Also, although Gatsby knows a many

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