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Compare the description of Gatsby’s mansion to the Valley of Ashes in The Great Gatsby.

Gatsby's mansion stands in stark contrast to the Valley of the Ashes. His home is a place filled with color, life, music, food, and crowds who attend his lavish parties. The Valley of the Ashes, in contrast, is a poor, colorless place where the Jazz Age sends it refuse. The two have in common, however, being part of the spectrum of American life in the 1920s.

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As described by Nick, Gatsby 's mansion is a sharp contrast to the Valley of the Ashes. It is a place of wealth and excess filled with color, vibrancy, the exhilarating sounds of jazz, the flow of alcohol, vast amounts of catered food, and crowds of people from all over who come to be part of the spectacle of Gatsby's wild, lavish parties. It is a huge place, with a pool, a library, and...

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