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In The Great Gatsby, how are the differences between new money and old money shown?

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The differences between old money and new money are depicted during the interactions between Gatsby and the Buchanans, as well as in the attitudes of the wealthy guests from East Egg attending Gatsby's extravagant parties. Jay Gatsby is the epitome of new money and resides in West Egg. Citizens with old money reside in East Egg and view individuals like Gatsby with contempt. Citizens of East Egg are portrayed as selfish, arrogant, and insensitive. Both Tom and Daisy are depicted as careless, selfish individuals who take advantage of others and look down on those with new money. Tom absolutely detests Gatsby's party and is condescending when he speaks to Jay.

In contrast, Jay Gatsby is depicted as naive and a bit more reckless. In chapter 6, Gatsby offends

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