Essay title: The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a really good book that deals with many different issues withits many different characters.A few of these characters share some characteristics whilethey are completely different at the same time.In this essay I will show you thesimilarities and differences in Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway. First off the similarities.
Although there are not many there is a few to be talkedabout.Number one similarity between Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway is the location oftheir establishment.Both Jay Gatsby and Nick Carrawy live in the same neighborhood,West Egg.
This is the least fashionable of the two but still a nice place to live.The otherneighborhood is East Egg and that is where all the rich people with their old money andmansions lived.The West Egg is for the middle class.Although Jay Gatsby is not middleclass, he is not considered to live at East Egg because Jay Gatsby did not inherit hisparents money who inherited it from their parents, he worked for it.Another similaritybetween Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway is they are both hardworking people in search ofthe American Dream.Jay Gatsby has done a little better in his search than Nick Carraway,but Jay Gatsby still has to work for his money.
It was not handed to him like TomBuchanan had it handed to him.Jay Gatsby went to Oxford and then supposedly becamea bootlegger.This is part of how Jay Gatsby became so rich.Nick Carraway on the otherhand went into business and is just surviving.He is not rich, but with some more hardwork he is well on his way. Now onto the differences.Jay Gatsby and his wealth is something.