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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about power, money, and obsession set in the big apple centers on the lives of the elite and their never-ending search for the next big party. This classic piece of American fiction is a novel of triumph and tragedy noted for the remarkable way Fitzgerald captured a cross-section of American society. 

Full text (in case you don't have your book, but really, you should have your book)

What to highlight/annotate as you read:

1. Find examples of the theme: Carelessness can destroy

2. Find examples of what Fitzgerald is saying about the American Dream

3. Take note of how Economic Status does or does not contribute to happiness

4. Take note of how Fitzgerald uses time: the past vs. the future

5. Take note of the symbols Fitzgerald uses (cars, objects, places, etc)

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