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Great Gatsby Themes

Summary: The many hidden themes in the book The Great Gatsby
The Death of the American Dream

The 1920's was the decade of the most dramatic change in American society. What was once known as the American Dream was a distant memory. Money, greed and materialism replaced the common values of most American's. In the book, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses themes and symbols to pinpoint how much American values and goals changed during the twenties. Great Literature and art reflect the tumultuous times during which they are created.

In The Great Gatsby the author uses the theme carelessness to illustrate how most people were during the 1920's. In the book, Myrtle Wilson gets killed by Daisy Buchanon, and Daisy lets Jay Gatsby die for it. This shows that Daisy only cared about herself and she was willing to let someone die for her actions. This is because the things people did might have hurt others...

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