The Great Gatsby

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Chapter Analysis

Lurching from one lavish event to the next, the careless sybarites of Gatsby's world make their home in the space between parties. How do each night's festivities serve to advance the plot, and what is Nick's role — as watcher, chronicler, enabler, and ultimately friend — in the hedonistic mess of East Egg and its aspirational foil, West Egg? In his confrontations with "careless people" of dubious morality, how does Nick change? More importantly, do his interlocutors change, even in small ways? By the fianl chapter, what case can you make for the stunting and anesthetizing effects of wealth?

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General Analysis

Set against the lush and troubled backdrop of the Roaring Twenties, Fitzgerald's classic story of reinvention and the seductive powers of capitalism force the reader to confront difficult questions. What does Gatsby's tortured ascent to the top of the social ladder — and the sacrifices he made to get there — suggest about the price of radical transformation? To what extent is love simply a delusion? Why — and in what ways — does this lavish if troubling milieu dictate that "the best thing a girl can be in this world [is] a beautiful little fool"?

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