In F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic; ‘The Great Gatsby’ the common perception of Nouveau Riche is one of being ostentatious and classless. Has this observation been deployed by those with old money? Is this a defence motivated by jealousy, a way to fiercely retain a supposed superior reign? – ‘Oh yes you are indeed as wealthy as I, but – is your money ‘old’ money? Where my dear chap did you and your inheritance come from???’ Money can’t buy you taste or class. Is it however possible for a poor person displaying both of these traits to come into immediate wealth and proudly retain their past? Jimmy Gatz, a poor farmers son lies about his past as he evolves into the ‘Great Gatsby’. Selling alcohol illegally, he is able to attain money quickly – he believes by having money and a new persona he in turn has the ultimate power or does he?
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~ Scarf dimensions are 180cm x 20cm wide.
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