Nick's list of Gatsby's party guests appears in Chapter IV. Through this catalog, Fitzgerald develops an interesting and insightful social profile of East Egg and West Egg. The guests from East Egg have conservative, traditional Anglo-Saxon names that suggest these are people who have lived in the country for many generations; their money is "old." The East Egg list includes such names as the Chester Beckers, Doctor Webster Civet, Edgar Beaver, and a "whole clan named Blackbuck." Also in attendance from East Egg were the Stonewall Jackson Abrams of Georgia, as well someone named Bunsen who went to Yale with Nick.
The catalog of names of the West Eggers is distinctively different. These names are ethnic, suggesting a more recent immigrant arrival in the country; these guests are also wealthy, but their money is "new." From West Egg came the Mulreadys, Cecil Schoen, Clyde Cohen, Don S. Schwartze, Arthur McCarty, Horace O'Donavan, C. Earl Muldoon, Da Fontano, and James B. ("Rot-gut") Ferret. The names go on. Also, many of those from West Egg are bootleggers, movie producers, and show people whose money is very new indeed.