What aspects of class/race did Fitzgerald hope to highlight in The Great Gatsby?

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Many critics have said that the main aspect of society that Fitzgerald was trying to point out, as was the case in much of his writing, was the false nature of wealth and high society.  Particularly in the case of Gatsby, who tries to hard to fit in with the wealthy set in order to try again to woo Daisy, he shows over and over again that a great deal of the people who are thought of as "high" society are just as deceitful and shallow and low as anyone else, perhaps more so.

Alongside this theme, Fitzgerald also used Gatsby to point out the huge gulf that existed between people born into this society and the money of it and those who "worked" their way into it and the further gap from there to the people on the periphery like Nick.

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