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The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

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Grades 9-12 | Analysis | Source-Based

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Prompt: James Truslow Adams claimed in 1931 that the American Dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”


With this definition in mind, analyze how Fitzgerald uses symbolism and other literary devices to represent the American Dream in The Great Gatsby.










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