Support the following themes by referring to comments and incidents in the novel:
A. The extremely rich are careless, arrogant people who retreat behind their money.
B. While the East may hold more excitement, the Midwest offers continuity and stability.
C. Some dreams can be held too long and require too high a price.
D. We spend our lives running to catch the dreams of our past.
E. The life of modern man is loud, racucous, and expensive; like the valley of ashes, however, it is a burnt-our affair with little meaning, significance, or joy.