Anyone know the theme of the book "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald?

I have to write a theses paper on one of the themes of the Great Gatsby? Any ideas?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The main theme of "The Great Gatsby" is the rise and fall of the American Dream. Look to the passage of the Dutch Settlers in the end of the book as an analogy of hope for a new start in America and then look to examples of how the main characters fail through their excess and misdeeds as to why the "Dream" falls.

    Racism is also a minor theme discussed through the book.

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    1 decade ago

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