F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby carry on to hold our sensibilities till date. While going through the novel The Great Gatsby one can realize that the people and the quandary they face echoes even today. Though the novel displays the ‘roaring twenties’ but it seems its roar continues to be heard forever.
F.Scott Fitzgerald created multi-layered characters holding both the sparkle and the matte. The characters displayed that though the human existence is eternal, but everyone has to face distinct tests of time and situation. The novel highlighted the hollowness and false pride carried during post-modern times. ‘The American Dream’ was shattered in this decade by the hollow presumptions of the past; ‘Fraternity’ lost its meaning; ‘liberty’ was misinterpreted and ‘pursuit of happiness’ converted to ‘pursuit of pleasure’. The brightness of “Jazz Age” blinded people and dark shadows remained unnoticed for quite a long time.
The paper addresses the aspect of how the transitory moments of history crystallize into an enduring world of fiction, signaling the triumph of the imaginative powers of the novelist and at the same time delivering an ageless vision for humanity.
Mukesh Yadav, University of Engineering and Management, India
About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Mukesh Yadav is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of English and Humanities in University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur. He has an extensive expertise in Diasporic Writing and Cross-Cultural education.
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