Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

One of the obvious social norm's that I would like to present nowadays in The Great Gatsby, is definitely Gatsby throwing a party every Saturday which everyone pretty much goes to and is invited to. Using the same example, Gatsby loves throwing his big parties on the weekend, because it gives him hope that maybe that weekend will be the one where he gets to meet and fall in love with Daisy all over again. I think that Gatsby would find the immense use of technology and how we rely on it to get through everyday life, because back then they didn't have such advanced technology. I think that he would appreciate the fact that socializing between people and throwing big parties still happens and is pretty common. The fact that most rich people still look down on the poor and they are looked at as lesser human beings, is something that is demonstrated in both The Great Gatsby and is still happening in real life. 

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