Potential Great Gatsby Themes

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  • Contrast of upper and lower classes- valley of ashes against Gatsby's house and luxurious parties.
  • American ideals are threatened by modern life.
  • Pressure to be fashionable and to have material wealth- how Jordan Baker is first introduced (like a statue).
  • The past can be covered up but can easily back come to bite you- Gatsby never lets go of Daisy but the involvement of her is why he gets killed.
  • Rags to riches- Gatsby was a man from humble backgrounds but he shows of his wealth.
  • Success and failure- Gatsby has success in wealth but his dream is ruined when Daisy doesn't love him back, George Wilson is


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