They are not perfect ovals —

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

Meaning

Imperfections of West Egg and East Egg
The slightly asymmetrical eggs reflect the off-balance morals and actions of the two contrasting communities. Both the new rich and old rich feel that their societies are perfect, paragons to the rest of the world’s population, but truly they are both flawed. The Buchanans, on the one hand, believe in their own superiority. Tom even calls his “Nordic” race the basis of civilization.

Gatsby, on the other hand, has no one come to his funeral. The nouveau riche society forgets that community is more important than a constant performance of material wealth.

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