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Gatsby may be able to amass great wealth, but this wealth does not garner him the change in status for which he was hoping. His American Dream isn't just about getting rich but about changing stations, so to speak; he wants to rise to Daisy's social level. However, he purchases a home in West Egg, the "less fashionable" of the two vaguely egg-shaped land formations on Long Island, rather than East Egg, where all the most elite people with old money live. People with old money inherited it rather than having had to work for it, and this makes it superior to new money, which is earned. Nick describes Daisy as belonging to a "rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged." Gatsby, however, never seems to realize this. He wears a pink suit and drives a flashy...

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