The Great Gatsby and the American dream

The Writer’s Almanac reminded me that yesterday was the birth anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940). So, of course, I had to dip into The Great Gatsby. Fortunately, you can read The Great Gatsby online for free.

Now what’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions The Great Gatsby? The Roaring Twenties? The Jazz Age? Romance? Rich and fashionable young men and women?

The concluding lines of the novel explicitly tie it to the American dream. Continue reading “The Great Gatsby and the American dream”