The Great Gatsby

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  • Created on: 22-05-11 09:07

Themes:

Decline of the American dream - The significance of past dreams represented by the green light. This metaphor helps to characterise both Gatsby's struggle & the American dream. The American dream eluded people, yet they would still strive for it.

Social class - The characters are driven by money, status & consumer culture. The division between East egg & West egg shows that even among the rich there are class divisions.

Motifs:

Geography - East egg represents the old aristocracy, West egg the newly rich, valley of

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Emily Upson

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