Twenty miles from the city a pair of enormous eggs, identical in contour and separated only by a courtesy bay,

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter I) on Rap Genius

Meaning

The word choice in this passage is crucial to what Fitzgerald tries to convey with the Eggs. Their “enormous” stature represents the economic prosperity of their residents. They are “identical” in financial stability, but “separated” from each other with social standing.

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