West egg lies on the opposite bay from old-money east egg (a reference to sands point), where daisy, tom, and their three-year-old daughter pammy live at his west egg mansion, gatsby hosts elaborate parties every weekend, open to all comers, in an attempt to attract daisy as a party guest. Daisy and tom live in east egg, which is much more exclusive and where the old money [old money: people whose wealth has been inherited rather than made through business, employment, etc] set live. About half the novel's actions take place on either east egg or west egg, fictional northern long island villages still graced with the mansions of gilded age millionaires characters escape to manhattan, big and glittering, either to entertain their mistresses or to dine with gentlemen of suspicious occupation. In the novel, daisy must choose between an east egg life with her husband and a west egg life with great gatsby, both of which are separated from new york city by the valley of ashes, where daisy.
Located in west egg, gatsby's mansion is quite the spectacle his lavish parties are attended by anyone who is anyone his house is so amazing and his parties are so over the top, all because he is trying to impress daisy. The first party seen in the novel is the get-together at tom's house when compared to gatsby's over-the-top parties, tom's party has an understated simplicity to it this contrasts the new money and the old money of the novel where the new money feel the need to constantly flaunt their money in an unnecessary way, the established rich. During the party in chapter 1, nick and jordan are eating dinner with daisy and tom at their home in east egg it is more of a dinner party and is quiet and private there are only four people in total. The great gatsby is a 1925 novel written by american author f scott fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of west egg and east egg on prosperous long island in the summer of 1922.
And, fascinatingly, this is the first moment of the day daisy fully breaks down emotionally - not when she first sees gatsby, not after their first long conversation, not even at the initial sight of the mansion - but at this extremely conspicuous display of wealth. Nick's house is next door to gatsby's enormous, vulgar gothic mansion one night, he attends a dinner party in east egg the party is given by tom buchanan and his wife, daisy daisy is nick's cousin, while tom was nick's classmate at yale tom comes from a wealthy, established family, and was a much-feared football player while at yale. At first it seems that the social class of tom and daisy is similar to that of gatsby however, as you read farther into the novel it becomes apparent that east egg (where tom and daisy live) is a much more sophisticated part of town than west egg. A large part of the book takes place on the twin peninsulas of west egg, where gatsby and nick live, and east egg, where tom and daisy buchanan live though fitzgerald gives them fictional names. Daisy's red-brick georgian estate in east egg f scott fitzgerald's classic jazz age novel was set on the gold coast of long island tom and daisy buchanan live in the (fictional) east egg, known for its old money estates.
The main story begins when nick, who, though he lives in west egg has east egg connections, drives over to east egg to have dinner at the buchanans daisy buchanan is nick's cousin, and nick vaguely knew her husband tom because tom also attended yale. Daisy realizes that her allegiance is to tom, and tom contemptuously sends her back to east egg with gatsby, attempting to prove that gatsby cannot hurt him when nick, jordan, and tom drive through the valley of ashes, however, they discover that gatsby's car has struck and killed myrtle, tom's lover. Long island and new york city in the early 1920s great gatsby is set in new york city and on long island, in two areas known as west egg and east egg—in real life, great neck and port washington peninsulas on long island. Daisy's immensely wealthy husband, once a member of nick's social club at yale powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family, tom is an arrogant, hypocritical bully his social attitudes are laced with racism and sexism, and he never even considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him. The first is the whole east egg/west egg thing nick tells us right off the bat that east egg is the wealthier, more elite of the two despite all his money, gatsby lives in west egg, suggesting that he has not been able to complete his transformation into a member of the social elite.
Fitzgerald's novel takes place in the 1920's after world war 1, which was a time of excess and wealth the roaring '20s set a perfect stage for fitzgerald to use setting to explain the differences between the three social classes in his book. Nick settles in west egg, rather than east egg, living in a small rental house adjacent to gatsby's mansion, paying $80 per month, rather than the $3000 to $4000 per month for which the houses around him rent. Gatsby's mansion symbolizes two broader themes of the novel first, it represents the grandness and emptiness of the 1920s boom: gatsby justifies living in it all alone by filling the house weekly with celebrated people. East egg is the home to old money, people who have had great wealth for generations, and the west egg is the home to new money, people whose wealth was recently earned.
The west egg is considered less fashionable (5), than the east egg where all the people with connections live nick was invited to dinner at the home of his cousin daisy and her husband tom buchanan who lived in the east egg. The point to the right is sands point east egg—a village at the end of cow neck this is where fitzgerald placed daisy buchanan's residence with the infamous green light to the left: great neck—west egg—kings point gatsby. When nick carraway narrates that he drove to east egg to meet two old the home of daisy and tom buchanan is expressive of a motif of f scott fitzgerald's setting in the great gatsby. 1 briefly describe the party at gatsby's house hundreds of people, from both west egg and east egg, show up by the dozens to drink, dance and carry on.
And so it happened that on a warm windy evening i drove over to east egg to see two old friends whom i scarcely knew at all their house was even more elaborate than i expected, a cheerful red-and-white georgian colonial mansion, overlooking the bay. Despite the tensions between the two groups, the blend of east and west egg creates a distinctly american mood while the americans at the party possess a rough vitality, the englishmen there are set off dramatically, seeming desperate and predatory, hoping to make connections that will make them rich. Gatsby's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death published in 1925, the great gatsby is a classic piece of american fiction it is a novel of triumph and tragedy, noted for the remarkable way fitzgerald captured a cross-section of american society.