Settings

Each of the settings in the novel comment on an aspect of The American Dream. Explain how each of the settings reveals a reality about The American Dream and how this message is reinforced by the characters that live in each setting.

East Egg – These people are born into ‘The Dream’,FALSE

West Egg – These people ‘Bootleg’ their way to the top but are never fully accepted into the elite social group. CORRUPT

Valley of Ashes – These people work hard and they never move out of poverty. The dream consistently fails them. FAILED

New York  – Anything is possible here or at least it feels like it is. This place offers the escape from reality for many people. ILLUSION

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