Does this work contain any profanity or sexual situations? I don't want to force a 9th grader to read anything objectionable. Thank you for answering.

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Gatsby does allude to a sexual affair between Gatsby and Daisy, and deals with the outright subject of adultery with Tom and Myrtle. However, none of the sexuality is explicit or overdone.

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Sexual? Yes. There are no really graphic descriptions of sex, but there references to immoral / extramarital sex are made,. What's more likely to offend these days, though, is the discussion of race by Tom, whose comments are quite racist.

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