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Unformatted text preview: This background put Jay Gatsby on a different level than the group he was trying to become a part of. Therefore he was never really accepted as one of the group. In an effort to be accepted by the group, Gatsby tried to show off his valuables and gave elaborate parties. He tried to make an impression on these people. Many to these people went to these parties ". ..without having met Gatsby at all" (ch. 3,p. 41). Gatsby did not have a formal education. His background did not support the background of the old wealth. He lived in West Egg, ". ..the less fashionable of the two. .." (ch. 1, p. 5). The old rich would not live there. Jay Gatsby could have never in his life been a part of the old rich. Even with changing his names and and lifestyle, he could have never changed his interior. He would always been James Gatz....
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- Spring '11
- The Great Gatsby