The Great Gatsby Reader Q&A
The Great Gatsby
Scott Fitzgerald's most famous novel. The story, a symbolic portrayal of the decline of the American Dream, is an accurate depiction of the Jazz Age that cemented Fitzgerald as a fixture in literary history. Fitzgerald is a master storyteller who layers his novels with themes and symbolism. Here are some questions around which to build a lively discussion for your next book club meeting:. Share Flipboard Email. Esther Lombardi is a veteran journalist who has written about literature, education, and technology. Updated September 01,
Study Questions. 1. Discuss Gatsby's character as Nick perceives him throughout the novel. What makes Gatsby great? In one sense, the title of the novel is.
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The notion of the American dream figures prominently in this story. How should readers define "American dream"? Moreover, is pursuing the American dream necessarily a good thing, as evidenced by The Great Gatsby? Explore the character of Nick. How are readers supposed to feel about him? In what ways does he come off as reliable or unreliable? Fitzgerald's story shows the clear delineations between different strata of society: new money, old money, some money, and no money.