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Nouveau Riche

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Simat Bukhari

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Transcript of Nouveau Riche

Nouveau Riche
Old Money
Family line, inherited wealth from previous generations.
Descendants of new money
Were seen as more prestigious

The U.S. in 1920's
During the 1920’s, United states was divided into lower class and upper class
Further subdivided into upper-upper class (old money) and lower-upper class (new money)
Upper-upper class earned wealth through inheritance
Lower-upper class earned their wealth from their investments and business rather than inheritance.
Nouveau Riche
French word meaning “new rich”
Also called “new money”
People who acquired wealth recently (one or two generations)

Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, old money in the 1920s
Who is Who?
Old Money?
New Money?
Became extremely wealthy through selling gunpowder during the civil war. By WWI, the Du Pont family controlled the entire gunpowder industry.

Prejudices
New Rich
Old Rich
rich
extravagant
questionable actions
elite
ambitious
earned through their own hard work
meritocracy/self-made
lack worldly experience
irresponsible
risk takers
loud
flashy
vulgar
Connecting
East Egg vs West Egg
The East Egg represents Old Money
The West egg represents the New Money (Nouveau Riche)
The courtesy bay Social Barrier


Characters in Gatsby
Nick Carraway
Jay Gatsby
Daisy Buchanan
Tom Buchanan
Jordan Baker
Myrtle Wilson
George Wilson
Owl eyes
Klipspringer
Meyer Wolfsheim

“Twenty Miles from the city a pair of enormous eggs, identical in contour and separated only by the courtesy bay…” (Fitzgerald p.10)

“To the wingless a more interesting phenomenon is their dissimilarity in every particular except shape and size.” (Fitzgerald p.10)

Social titles
New Money
Jay Gatsby
Klipspringer
Meyer Wolfsheim
Owl eyes
Old Money
Nick Carraway
Daisy Buchanan
Tom Buchanan
Jordan Baker
No Money
Myrtle Wilson
George Wilson
quiet
proper
reserved
careful
Insecure
never faced financial difficulties
use accumulated wealth/assets
more prestigious
Conclusion

It is important to understand the society at that time
The New and Old Rich were similar yet very different
the differences help us understand the context of "The Great Gatsby" better.
Occupations
New Rich:
Entrepreneurs
Business men
Bankers
Investors
Builders
etc.
Old Rich:
Land owners
Family business
Industrialists
etc.
The Dark Side to New Rich
- It can hurt social relationships
o Co-workers, friends and family can become jealous
o The New Rich can drive people away on their own by being oblivious to their old friends.
- The new money can destroy their financial future
o They have misconceptions of how long the new money will last them and they spend too much.
o They are living in the moment and forget to plan for the future often putting themselves in a worse financial situation than they started out in because they think that their new money will never run out.

John D. Rockefeller, new money in the 1920s

 Made billions of dollars through the oil industry, which was passed down through generations.
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