Set in the summer of 1922, Jay Gatsby embarks to seek and win back his love, Daisy Buchanan, despite her already being married. Gatsby’s neighbor, Nick Calloway, watches the drama unroll as he narrates the story. The Great Gatsby is highly unique in its social and idealist themes, as well as a sort of antithesis to the American Dream. Set in the Roaring Twenties, the novel not only supplies a layer of beauty and prosperity but also details in the darker undersides of such a time. Gatsby’s entrancement in Daisy leads into a web of affairs, drama, more. This novel highlights hedonistic appeals of the Roaring Twenties, and shines a light into the social pyramid of which the book revolves around. Personally, I liked this book due to its undercurrent of themes and literary devices.

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