What is the Great Gatsby About?


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Essay #: 060446
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What is the Great Gatsby About?
Works of literature often deal with a number of themes. The Great Gatsby is no exception. It can be argued that the book deals with three major themes. These themes are Dreams, vision and honesty.
This essay will argue that all three of the major themes are vitally important for this story. In effect they are all interdependent with one theme being connected to and feeding off of the others. However, it can be argued that dreams are the most important of these themes because they ultimately create the other two themes. In other words vision and honesty become themes because they are challenged by the various dreams of the characters.
To start this discussion it is necessary to examine the two most important...
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.....there are three themes in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. These themes are dreams, honesty and vision. Although all three themes are important and interconnected the theme of dreams is the most important. Both Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan hate who they really are. They have dreams of being someone else. In their quests to live in their dream worlds Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan both use deception. This is where dishonesty enters the equation. With this dishonesty both Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan obscure the vision of others. In the final analysis it can be argued that dreams are the catalyst for both the dishonesty and the altered visions in The Great Gatsby.
Works Cited
, The Great Gatsby, Scribner, Toronto, 1925.