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Name: Date: Theme Theories in The Great Gatsby Directions: Find evidence from the text that relates to the following topics and then formulate a theme statement for each. Thematic Concern Textual Evidence Theme Statement 1. Hypocrisy 2. Carelessness 3. Honesty/Dishonesty 4. The American Dream 5. Commitment “The transition from libertine to prig was so complete” (105). “I am inclined to reserve all judgements” (1). “They were careless people...mess they made” (147). Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known. (48) “Jordan Baker… She was incurably dishonest. She wasn’t able to be at a disadvantage” (47). “He stretched out his hand...single green light” (17) “I have an idea...single dream” (132). “Tom has some woman in New York” (12). In a patriarchal society that harshly judges women. The standard held for women in higher than that of the actions of upper class men.

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