In Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby People are been divided into two different groups, the West Egg and the East Egg. The people from East Egg are descended from well know families, like the Dukes of Buccleuch. However, the people from East Egg are these who worked themselves from bottom to the top, and are more fashionable and careless. Although the two different groups of people are in the same social standard, their different backgrounds prevent them from them pursuing their dreams. The West Egg Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby explores the shift in the American Dream where only the super rich can accomplish their dreams.
Tom and Daisy's wealth protects them from the consequences of their actions. Tom and Daisy are both from the upper crust of society, and are united by a background of money. After Daisy killed Myrtle, she is not being responsibility for her careless action. Instead, Gatsby takes the responsibility from her,and becomes the escape goat of this tragedy. "It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson's body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete" (162). This quotation demonstrates that Myrtle Wilson's husband George Wilson shoots Gatsby, because he thinks that Gatsby was responsible for Myrtle's death. This quotation also reveals how careless Daisy is, even when she is murdering someone, because she thinks that there's always someone who is going to take the responsibility for her. This is way Daisy is raised, which shapes her careless personality. Daisy, a princess of the family Dukes of Buccleuch, couldn't worry less about everything happens around her. People who have old money backgrounds like Daisy and Tom do not even feel the obligation from their mistakes. "Whenever you feel like criticising anyone just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.