1. How does the setting of this chapter contrast with the setting and description of the first chapter? How does this contribute to the total effect?
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Really we are looking at the setting between two parties. The first party is in the fancy elaborate East Egg. It is quiet, refined and only four people talk in subdued tones. They are drinking but nobody is really drunk. The party in Chapter two is a drunken fiasco. There are more people at this party in a smaller flat in New York. All the people are loud, drunk, petty and boisterous. Nick is really revolted by it all.