The upper class characters are separated from the lower class by their wealth. Both authors created a few characters that represent a whole class of people. Dickens created the Marquis Furemonde and a character known as Monsignor to represent the French nobility. He created Doctor Manette to embody the English upper class. The East Egg is the refuge of the old money society where Fitzgerald’s characters of the Buchanans reside in The Great Gatsby; the West Egg is the neighborhood of the newly wealthy Jay Gatsby.
All of the characters that are part of the upper class are physically separated by the setting. Through their wealth the characters are able to afford residencies that disconnect them from the densely populated urban areas. F. Scott Fitzgerald created the East and West Eggs “twenty miles” “due east of New York” (Fitzgerald 9). They do not live in the busy city. Instead, they are separ...
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... Scott Fitzgerald are masters of crafting settings that contribute to their plots. The different settings make for an interesting plot as well as emphasizing the themes within the novel.
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Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. New York: Signet Classics, 2007. Print.
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