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decadent

lifestyle of the roaring 20's

2

Fitzgerald wants to be like Nick ---

honest and respected

3

Fitzgerald needed money to

marry Zelda; like gatsby to Daisy

4

Fitzgerald wanted war

experience like Gatsby

5

Fitzgerald went to Princeton

Like Gatsby's oxford; old money- respect

6

Fitzgerald from the

midwest like tom daisy and nick

7

Fitzgerald lived in

long island

8

Fitzgerald moved

around like tom and daisy

9

Money did not make

Fitzgerald happy, like Gatsby

10

affairs in Fitzgerald's

life; like tom and daisy

11

Fitzgerald had one

daughter like tom and daisy; pammy and scotty

12

quote about baby girl's birth

I hope she is beautiful, a beautiful little fool

13

Zelda's aura is like

daisy's aura

14

not many people came to

Gatsby's or Fitzgerald's funeral

15

why was this called a tragedy?

there is a hero that could not escape a tragic fate.
book about losses

16

how could this be an opera

smooth, musical feel
poetic

17

critics dived 50/50 on

whether Tom knew that Daisy was driving Gatsby's car

18

last names of people such as Klipspringer and Wolfsheim represent

immigration in the 20s

19

what is an elegy

a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead

20

the great gatsby is an elegy to the

american dream

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