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Do you agree with Nick that they are “unadaptable to Eastern life”? Can you imagine this story within another time or place? Is Gatsby’s “extraordinary gift for hope” an asset or a hindrance to his ambition, in the end? If this was your first time reading The Great Gatsby, discuss what you knew about this American classic before you began reading, and how it met or defied your expectations.Do you consider The Great Gatsby timeless, or do you think its characters and themes are deeply rooted in the postwar prosperity of the Roaring Twenties? The novel ends with Nick thinking about “Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock” (page 180). If you’ve read the novel before, think back to the first time you read it, and discuss how the novel has changed for you over time.Introduction The Great Gatsby, one of the classics of twentieth-century literature, brings to life America’s Jazz Age, when, as The New York Times puts it, “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession.” Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate and veteran of the Great War, moves to Long Island in the spring of 1922, eager to leave his native Middle West behind.He rents a tiny house in West Egg, dwarfed by a mansion owned by the most celebrated host of the season, Jay Gatsby.The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.This Scribner reading group guide for The Great Gatsby includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club.
First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers.Why do you think Fitzgerald would open The Great Gatsby with a fictional epigraph, rather than a real quote or poem? Why would a couple like the Buchanans reside in East Egg, and men like Nick and Gatsby on the other side? Which characters pride themselves on telling the truth?How does the division between these two villages compare to differences between the American East and West? How does duplicity affect the relationship between Nick and Jordan, and the marriage of Tom and Daisy? Why is he so eager to go back to life before he went to war, when he was a young officer in love with Daisy?Everyone loves to drink and dance at Gatsby’s legendary parties, and everyone loves to gossip about Gatsby’s secret past.Directly across the bay in the tonier town of East Egg lies the home of Nick’s beautiful cousin and her millionaire husband: Daisy and Tom Buchanan.