Did You Know?

It is now virtually impossible for a student to write an essay pertaining to the themes and symbolism of The Great Gatsby without involuntarily plagiarizing the work of at least another person,due to the sheer quantity of paper written about F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.

It is thus currently being debated whether or not The Great Gatsby should be removed from the school curriculum,since there is nothing left to say about it.


6 thoughts on “Did You Know?”

  1. Is this serious, about removing Gatsby from the curriculum? Isn’t that ridiculous?

    It is of course true for most classics, and not only classics, that there is nothing original left to say about it. As a person who writes papers on literature, it’s my common problem that when I think I invented a brilliant and original analysis, I soon discover that it’s old news that has been published before 😦

    1. I think this regards the curriculum for universities,as it was Harvard University which made the research.

      The notion that mostly everything has been said about classics holds particularly true for The Great Gatsby.It is a little book – almost a novella – and the symbolism and themes cannot be interpreted indefinitely.As for other classics,the fact that they are way bigger leaves place for more interpretations.

      In some way,The Great Gatsby is pretty much like Animal Farm; it can be studied at high school,but not at college,where a deeper analysis is required. And in trying to provide such an analysis,the student will involuntarily plagiarize the work of another person!

      1. Oh I see. Yes, there is a difference between secondary schools and universities, so now your piece of information in the post makes more sense to me 😉

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