How Is The Great Gatsby Relevant Today

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Set in 1922 Long Island New York, during the roaring twenties, the age of jazz and prohibition, The Great Gatsby is a lyrical critique of the society of the time, woven into a ballad to the American Dream. With enough detail to immerse you in the world and culture of the nineteen-twenties whilst still creating a plotline that can relate to the modern age, The Great Gatsby is a timeless classic whose themes of love, wealth, compassion and mortality are still more than relevant today.

The very idea of Jay Gatsby, the titular character, is that of a walking irony. A bootlegger who doesn’t drink, a swimming pool owner who doesn’t swim, a man who has everything, but to whom everything isn’t enough. For Gatsby, the ends to all his means is one
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