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Review the following quote from Chapter 3.

“I was immediately struck by the number of young Englishmen dotted about; all well dressed, all looking a little hungry, and all talking in low, earnest voices to solid and prosperous Americans. I was sure that they were selling something: bonds or insurance or automobiles. They were at least agonizingly aware of the easy money in the vicinity and convinced that it was theirs for a few words in the right key.”

Which statement best states the theme of The Great Gatsby reflected by this quote?

A

The old-money upper class are hollow and corrupt and refuse to help others achieve their dreams.

B

The illusion of wealth distracts people from every other activity.

C

Living in the past can only lead to great disappointment.

D

The poor are hard working and earnest, while the wealthy are corrupted by materialism.

E

The pursuit of the American dream has been corrupted so that all situations are tainted by materialism and greed.

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