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aristocracy

the highest class in certain societies, typically compromising of people of noble birth holding hereditary titles

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bourgeois

belonging to, or characteristic of, the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes

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proletaiat

working class people regarded collectively

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social class

a division of society based on social and economic status

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conspicuois consumption

buing things to show off

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commodification

valuing things for their power to impress

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nouveau riche

newly wealthy and tacky

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marxism

doesn't want classes, capitalism

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patriarchy

contolled by men

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'fitzgerald portrays america as female, where as, the dreamers are male

fetterly

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how does fitzgerald describe america

'west egg' and 'east egg' and 'green breast'

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comparing the american dream to hollywood film makers

'manufactured optimism'

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tocqueville

americans are 'forever brooding over advantages they do not possess', americans are restless and never satisfied

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there are two ways to succeed: 'one way is by doing very good work, the other way is by cheating'

chesterton

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bruccoli

'TGG is not politically correct'

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'a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance' - the characters found in american lit

faulkner

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‘Americans are restless...

In pursuit of their dream’

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Psychoanalytical theory about TGOW migrants

The id, forced to be their primal selves, if they don’t they die, survival of the fittest

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Who said this ‘ma went from being a typical housewife into a leader’

Nicole persens

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Who said ‘ma joad has a strong importance in the family’

Diase

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mark twain

'failure is not the dark side of the american dream, it is the foundation of it'

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gatsby creates a (by morgan)

'vacuum of perpetual loneliness' while in pursuit of his dream

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'man will not merely endure: he will prevail'

faulkner