Most students will have to read The Great Gatsby at some point during their education and, consequently, many students will also have written essays about the novel. This means that most obvious titles will inevitably have been written about, as will many less obvious titles. In fact, there are many worn-out ideas that have been written about time and time again. Of a student, this may not necessarily be so noticeable; however, as an adjudicator or teacher, who will be marking hundreds if not thousands of essays over the duration of a career, it can become very tedious.
As a result, to make your essay stand out, and give you the best chance of getting awarded a high grade, it can be a good idea to try and develop unique or original ideas.
Of course, if you’re wondering what a worn-out idea actually is, then you may be interested in some of the suggestions listed below. These ideas - or at least some variation of what is written below - will have been written about numerous times by students all around the planet. Some of these ideas of more worn-out than others; however, it is still possible to devise some kind of originality, particularly if you have a creative mind; for example, you can compare this novel with something completely different and unexpected.