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Into what genre should The Great Gatsby be classified?

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Transcript of Into what genre should The Great Gatsby be classified?

Gatsby's inability to move on from the Past
Mini-Lesson Question #1
Support that The Great Gatsby is a tragedy.
Gatsbys' belief that you can repeat the past
Gatsby never achieving his real dream (being with Daisy)
Daisy manipulating and using Gatsby
The death of Myrtle Wilson
The murder of Gatsby (that was undeserved, because he wasn't driving)
What is the fatal flaw of The Great Gatsby?
Gatsby's inability to move on from the past.
Into what genre should The Great Gatsby be classified?
Is The Great Gatsby an autobiography?
No. Fitzgerald did not participate in any of the events that took place in The Great Gatsby.
Support of our answer
Our group believes that the Great Gatsby is a tragedy. This being due to the ignorance of most of the characters (i.e. Gatsby, Daisy, Tom) and Gatsbys' belief that you can repeat the past. Many of the Eggers are living in a world that simply isn't real life.
Myrtle's death
Gatsby's dream being destroyed
Gatsby's murder
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