What is The Great Gatsby novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald about?
Describe the setting with reference to time and place. Describe the main characters. Identify them as either dynamic or static and what motivates them. Describe the initial event that starts the story. Explain the significance of the main events in the story. State whether the central problem is resolved or unresolved.
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Briefly, The Great Gatsby is a love story set in the so-called Jazz Age. It deals with the American upper classes, both the old-money people and the nouveau riche. Prohibition was the law of the land during the 1920's, but nobody seemed to care much about it. Fitzgerald made himself the poet of the Jazz Age and is irrevocably linked to it. He had a meteoric career as a writer and then died at a very early age with his marriage, his career, and his health in ruins. He had a beautiful, poetic, romantic writing style which was a wonder in one who began writing at such an early age.