Major Themes in Gatsby

Major Themes in Gatsby - -American Dream was originally...

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Major Themes/ideas in The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald shows: The “American Dream” and its decline in the 1920s -material excess -loss of social/moral values -cynicism and greed in the “pursuit of happiness” -class structure: aristocracy and the self-made rich
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Unformatted text preview: -American Dream was originally about discovery, individualism and finding happiness, but that was lost in the 1920s-the idealized perfection people see in Daisy (American Dream) is undeserved and fake-hollowness of the American upper class...
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