The Great Gatsby Chapter Summary

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Scott causes the reader to question why they should believe his thesis by continually not standing behind it. Controversy should not scare him (which it seems to do), but embolden him to add new understanding of previous scholarship. The preface reads like an apology for the rocking the academic boat, rather than an example of expertise academic work. However, the book does cause the reader to examine the periphery in new ways. Although he could have skipped about a hundred pages and still communicate his ideas, the book is convincing, if not frustrating with his inability to stand behind his own thesis.
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