How is the concept of money explained in “The Great Gatsby” novel?

Asked on 21.12.2018 in All Questions,   Literature.
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Just as the Hotel de Ville is a huge aristocratic house in Normandy, so Gatsby’s house was clearly influenced by French aristocracy which proves he is very well off. This is important to the reader as the setting highlights that during this era there was clear importance of status and power depending on property and location. However, unlike most people in East Egg who’s money has been inherited from ancestors, Jay Gatsby earned his own fortune. He was originally known as James Gatz of North Dakota where he was raised...
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