To What Extent Is The Great Gatsby Really Great

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As in the title “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the protagonist James Gatsby, is portrayed by Fitzgerald as being “great” however this is used in a satirical fashion in which Gatsby has created an identity for himself which he uses to transcend his own insecurities with his past. Because of Gatsby 's social transition from the middle class 17 year old - to a rich young man during the roaring 20’s he has become the ideal representation of “The American Dream”.

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