West Egg

West Egg is a fictional location in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby,” that is widely recognized for its portrayal of newly acquired wealth in the United States during the 1920s. The location is situated on the north shore of Long Island and is known for its lavish parties and opulent lifestyle. The residents of West Egg are considered “new money” individuals who have recently acquired their wealth and are now enjoying the benefits of their newfound prosperity. In contrast, the neighboring East Egg represents “old money,” individuals who have inherited their wealth and view themselves as elite members of society. West Egg serves as a symbol of the rapidly changing social and economic landscape of America during the Roaring Twenties.

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