Gatsby’s world of indulgence and excess, set against a recent history of mindless war, seems to be just as appropriate now as in 1925. Our somewhat heroic, somewhat feeble Jay Gatsby has continued to capture the imagination of the readers of ‘The Great Gatsby’. The book continues to sell, and movie adaptations continue to be watched, and tickets to 1920s style Gatsby parties are sold year in, year out. The Leonardo Di Caprio meme will be used again and again. Gatsby prevails.
In this guide from Grainne Hallahan, chapters include: context, setting, character analyses, themes, symbolism, Greek allusions, feminism, marxism, tragedy, sample question and answer.