Analyze each of the novel’s locations (West Egg, East Egg, the Valley of Ashes, and New York City), and explain how each corresponds to the social position, lifestyle, and personality of its residents.
What traits does Nick find admirable about Gatsby? What traits does he dislike?
Is The Great Gatsby an outdated novel, or is it relevant today? If it is relevant, what specific elements of current society does the book describe or explain?
What motivates Daisy, Myrtle, and Jordan? Is there a common thread?