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Question on Great Gatsby

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In a paper on the symbolism of this book, im planning on writing about how West Egg Symbolized those who had not yet reached the american dream. East Egg symbolizes those who have reached the american dream. The valley of Ashes symbolizes corruption which is unavoidable on the way from West to East. In other words, you must be corrupted to reach the american dream because its not all it cracked up to be. Anybody agree with this, or disagree?