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Identify Theme WorksheetTitle of Novel ChoiceThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Theme StatementI think the theme statement for The Great Gatsby would be more focused love with prejudice regarding people’s social class. I think a great statement would come from “Money can’t buy you happiness”. Secondary Source with 3 Citations“While crime was ignored by the money it spends”. This quote goes with the theme. When it comes to money it can almost buy you out of anything. For example, in the book people committed crimes such as murder, cheating etc. But, due to the social ladder it did not affect their lives whatsoever. “As moral suppression and greed declared war”. In the book, many people were not listening to what would be morally right. Both parties in the marriage were cheating, though Daisy was so full of greed/selfishness that she killed her husband’s mistress. “In a decade that roared with social amends”. The 20s was filled with people who saw someone’s social class over their personality. Your status basically dictated everything in your life. Primary Source with 3 CitationsIn the 4thchapter, Gatsby gets Nick to invite Daisy over for tea, without telling her he will be present. He is nervous and desperate, as he begs for this to happen, yet he is a nervous wreck. Jay soon is trying to explain to her his life story about how he used to be poor to rich. It is like he is using his social status to try and win her over. The wall street crash in 1929, which sort of explains what happened at the end of the book. In the book, the green light represents two main characters and where they stand in life. Gatsby is always trying to get closer to the green light, which represents his hopes and dreams for the future.
Title and Author of Literary Work for Comparison/ ContrastKenn Allan’s poem The Roaring 20s. If you are reading online, be sure to include a link to the online source.