Thursday, 7 November 2013

The American Dream Died with Gatsby

A feature that looks into the cultural relevance of the American Dream with The Great Gatsby as a reference point.

Almost 90 years after The Great Gatsby was first published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus is still an insightful look into the psychology of America.

By modern standards, The Great Gatsby has a fairly simple plot. James Gatz was born into poverty, and as luck would have it, falls in love with Daisy, who comes from old money. Daisy reciprocates Gatsby’s love, but cannot marry him because of severe complications. Daisy weds the wealthy Tom Buchanan, and Gatz resurrects himself as the millionaire Jay Gatsby. Read more.


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