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Themes in The Great Gatsby F Scott's Fitzgerald's Novel

Themes in The Great Gatsby F Scott's Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is a carefully structured piece of literature that explores a variety of different themes The narrator of the story Nick helps the audience understand the different concepts in the novel by confiding in the reader right off the bat Nick tells the exhaustive story of his interaction with Jay Gatsby and the lengthy process Jay goes through to try to win Daisy back into his life Society money and love are all major themes in this novel These themes become clear as the novel stretches on Society and class becomes a major part of this novel and is noted from the very beginning Nick helps explain the importance of society in the beginning of the book Nick states I am still afraid of missing something if I forget that as my father snobbishly suggested and I snobbishly repeat a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth Fitzgerald 2 In this statement Nick is saying that there can be more to a person than just how much money they have Although he is claiming that money isn't everything he still does not include his full thoughts on this idea of having money He does not tell the readers if they thinks only rich people can have these decencies or if he is including the ones without money too The audience also can grasp the idea of society when Tom Buchanan reveals his feelings about living somewhere other than in the East Egg

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