East Egg is a fictional location in the great American novel “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It represents a wealthy, elite community where the old money resides in contrast to its neighbor West Egg, which symbolizes the newly rich. The residents of East Egg are mostly aristocratic families who have inherited their wealth and status, and who flaunt their luxurious lifestyles, extravagant homes, and expensive cars. The area is portrayed as a sophisticated and refined community, where visitors must have a certain level of status and wealth to be accepted. Fitzgerald uses East Egg to amplify the stark contrast between the haves and the have-nots, highlighting the privileged and rigid lives of the rich.