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The Great Gatsby
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott
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1. Who do you think the characters in "The Great Gatsby" represent? Do they seem like real people? Which characters seem the most real to you?

2. What is the symbolism of the green light that appears throughout the novel? Why do you think Fitzgerald uses this image?

3. The Great Gatsby is often referred to as the quintessential novel of the "Jazz Age." Do you think "The Great Gatsby" reflects what life was like in the 1920s?

4. Tom and Daisy are a part of the established upper class, while Gatsby is seen as nouveau riche. How does this distinction affect the characters?

5. Why does Gatsby take the blame for the car accident?

6. If Daisy had left Tom for Gatsby, would their relationship have succeeded?

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