New Money Vs Old Money

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How new money and old money impact The Great Gatsby

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New Money Vs Old Money

  1. 1. Old Money New Money Versus
  2. 2. Old Vs New <ul><li>Has nothing to </li></ul><ul><li>do with the </li></ul><ul><li>old or new </li></ul><ul><li>currency… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Old Money <ul><li>Old money refers to families who have been wealthy for several generations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Old Money <ul><li>&quot;Old money&quot; in traditional European societies have inherited a large house filled with well-built furniture acquired over the centuries. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Old Money <ul><li>Their cars are not necessarily the most expensive and capable, but have a bit of restraint, or else they disguise their social position in cars of the middle rank. </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Money <ul><li>Also known as Nouveau Riche </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nouveau riche <ul><li>(French: &quot;new rich&quot;) is a term, usually derogatory, to describe persons who acquire wealth within their generation, and spend it conspicuously. </li></ul>
  8. 8. No class <ul><li>The implication is that, being of lower- or sometimes middle-class origin, these individuals lack the taste to use wealth properly. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Poor breeding <ul><li>Hence, this class of people is sometimes ill-regarded by the middle class, upper class and old money as culturally inferior, comparatively lacking in pedigree and subtlety. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Spend spend spend <ul><li>The benchmark of the nouveau riche is their acquiring possessions which are touted to them as being the sort of things that rich people would possess…. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Like Cars… </li></ul><ul><li>Jewelry… </li></ul><ul><li>Art… </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resentment <ul><li>Some nouveau riche are equally resentful of the old rich, for them being undeserving of their wealth. For example, many self-made millionaires rose from the middle class, and detest being looked down upon by someone who has not proven themselves to be worthy of their wealth, by simply having inherited it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Great Gatsby <ul><li>Old money </li></ul><ul><li>Nick’s Family </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Buchanan </li></ul><ul><li>Daisy buchanan </li></ul><ul><li>New money </li></ul><ul><li>Gatsby </li></ul><ul><li>Most of Gatsby’s friends </li></ul>

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