Is Jay Gatsby Relevant Today

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has always been regarded as an artfully crafted tale of the roaring 20s in America. One challenge it presents though, is understanding how the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of romance are still relevant today. Glistering with lyrical prose, it explores themes such as materialism, corruption, superficial relationships and immorality, by portraying the high society in Long Island and the golden age of excess before the Depression. The moral centre of the story is the narrator, Nick Carraway, who is suddenly thrown in the social whirl of excess and lavish parties hosted by the mysterious Gatsby, whose efforts to win the heart of Daisy, end in tragedy.
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