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Chapter One
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the
people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." ­ Here,
Fitzgerald acknowledges that there is an element of privilege and some people been born
with more advantages, which contrasts with the…

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fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly
heart." ­ Gatsby's dream was so unrealistic that nothing or nobody could live up to it.

"Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been
obstinate about being peasantry." ­ Fitzgerald could be saying that…

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though he never really achieved what he thought he would, he is not dismayed. He continues
to pursue the ideal happiness that previously eluded him against the odds. But in the end,
his life will still be stuck in the past as he holds onto that pastoral view of the…


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