- Gatsby's past and how it relates to his life in West Egg
- The shifting moral code of the 1920s
- The American dream
- Disenfranchised people
- What have you learned about Gatsby's character, and how do you judge him — is he a failure, a romantic, a great man, or something else?
- If Fitzgerald were alive today, would he find American society corrupted by materialism and a lack of morality? Or would he be impressed by the gains that the disenfranchised have made?
- Daisy chooses not to make a statement that she always loved Gatsby and never loved Tom. Explain whether you agree or disagree with Daisy's decision, which essentially means she'll stop seeing Gatsby and stay married to Tom.
- What is Fitzgerald's commentary on the American dream, and do you agree or disagree with his position?
As a follow-up posting, comment on whether you agree or disagree, and why, with another student's posting.