What Every American Should Know

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The two interpretations of the article go as follows: a statement of contemporary America’s desires; and an attack on “classical” American’s beliefs. A modern American would view this as an article that addresses inequality in America. One who has traditional American views would deem the article as one that talks of unnecessary, untrue problems in America today.

Great Gatsby Quote

“By seven o’clock the orchestra has arrived, no thin five piece affair, but a pitful of oboes and trombones… the cars from New York are parked five deep in the drive, and already the halls and salons and verandas are gaudy with primary colors, and hair shorn in strange new ways, and shawls beyond dreams of Castile.”

Why does Gatsby attempt to lure Daisy to his house by throwing large parties, rather than contacting her directly?