Identify Theme WorksheetTitle of Novel ChoiceThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldTheme StatementThe theme that relates to “The Great Gatsby” and “The Roaring 20s” is that both literature pieces are directed around the 1920s and how corrupted they were because of how all anyone cared about was money or wealth.Secondary Source with 3 CitationsoIf you were wealthy during these times you would be pretty much free from everything, including crime. As it says in the poem “While crimewas ignored by the money it spends”. In the novel “The great Gatsby” people would commit murders and have affairs but never had to worry because their money always got them out of it.-“In a decade that roared with social amends” during this time period your social class and wealth really determined how you were looked at in society and could cost you the love of your life.-“As moral suppression and greed declared war” also supports the novel. In the book both people in the marriage were cheating on each other, but Daisy still decided to run over her husband’s mistress, even though she was cheating on him as well.Primary Source with 3 Citations-The Wall Street crash in 1929 foreshadows events that will happen at the end of the novel.-The green light is played as a symbol to show the distance between them and the difference in their lives. They also say that Gatsby is leaning toward the green lights, which is saying that Gatsby is chasing after his hopes and dreams.-In chapter 4 Gatsby invites himself and Daisy over to Nick’s without her knowing, When they both run into each other at Nicks house Gatsby takes the chance to show her how he has went from rags to riches. This gets him closer to fixing his past of not beingwealthy or good enough for her. Title and Author of Literary Work for Comparison/ ContrastThe Roaring 20s by Allen Scott
If you are reading online, be sure to include a link to the online source.