In The Great Gatsby, what are the values of the people who reside in the Valley of Ashes, East Egg, and West Egg?
The people of East Egg and West Egg are wealthy and obviously value material possessions, but there is a significant difference between them. Those of East Egg value their heritage and take an arrogant pride in being "old families." They value their sense of superiority. Their inherited wealth is accompanied by certain social traditions, which they also value and pass on, one generation after another....
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