Great Gatsby -- the Great Thesis

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Fitzgerald wrote his novel during the Roaring 1920s, but his book seems uniquely relevant to our own times. The Roaring 1920s was coming to a rapid slow-down of material prosperity, and questions of who was a 'real' American arose as social mobility had introduced individuals of new races and ethnicities into higher American society. Fitzgerald suggests that it is important to question what lies beneath the veneer of American society and good breeding. He demanded his readers also carefully examine the assumption we can all pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps, and whether the material goals we
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Works Cited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Hayes Barton Press, 2007.

Mellard, James. "Counterpoint as Technique in "The Great Gatsby." The English Journal.

55. 7. (Oct., 1966): 853-859.

Millet, Frederick. "The Great Gatsby: Analysis." Michigan State University. 2004.

October 12, 2008. https://www.msu.edu/~millettf/gatsby.html

Pearson, Roger L. "Gatsby: False Prophet of the American Dream." The English Journal.

59. 5 (May, 1970): 638-645.

Slater, Peter Gregg. "Ethnicity in the Great Gatsby." Twentieth Century Literature. 19. 1. (Jan., 1973): 53-62

Taylor, Judd. "Gatsby's idea of the…

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Works Cited

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Hayes Barton Press, 2007.

Mellard, James. "Counterpoint as Technique in "The Great Gatsby." The English Journal.

55. 7. (Oct., 1966): 853-859.

Millet, Frederick. "The Great Gatsby: Analysis." Michigan State University. 2004.

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