A Sir Whitcomb, some decaying British nobleman, who chose to disintegrate under a sun more easeful than England's, hadntroduced the white strain into the family in the early 1800's.
Here, we find that Soaphead Church’s family proceeds from a British family that appeared in the early 1800’s, thus classifying them into the old wealth theme, a subject also very well discussed in The Great Gatsby. These prestigious families, often very wealthy, are aristocratic and in this passage we find them to be very racist. Sir Whitcomb and his family are all very select about their offspring and when a colored child is introduced into the family, he is very much protested.
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