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The valley of ashes shows the difference between the working class and the wealthy. It is located between two rich areas “West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land. This is a valley of ashes a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke” (Fitzgerland,12) The ashes are covered all over this city and the people who live in the valley of ashes have come to accept the gloomy state of where they live. The upper class do not understand the problems the lower class go through, when Tom met up with Myrtle in the valley of ashes, there was a difference between both of them Tom is of the wealthy class and Myrtle is of the lower class, Toms wealth shows how he treats Myrtle because he is wealthy he is powerful than her. There aren’t positive things that occur in the valley of ashes. There are incidents like the death of Myrtle, due to Gatsby and Daisy careless driving. “so we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight”

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