Originally Posted by othertravel
Actually the whole novel was about the decadence of the post-war upper class in the 1920s (includes nouveau and old money). Both sides were myopic.
To make more persuasive arguments, you should look into the rhetorical (or even denotative) implications of the word "actually."
Originally Posted by AgeofTheGeek
others argue that it represents how different he is from Tom, Daisy, and essentially the rest of the 1920s. Tom and Daisy representing carelessness, Gatsby representing, as Nick puts it, "hope".
I'd also say that interpreting Gatsby's pink suit as a symbol of "hope" dons some rose-colored glasses (BAH DUMB TSCH).