Theme Of Drinking In The Great Gatsby

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“Let's Drink!” “We should party!” “Let's have the time of our lives!” This was the attitude of most people during the 1920’s. It was a time all about partying and spending money. The book, The Great Gatsby, highlights these concepts in many places throughout the book. This is particularly apparent when we are introduced to Jay Gatsby and his lifestyle in the beginning of the book. Many of the parties he held at his home were full of young, carefree spirits which the 1920’s are known for. Though it was told to be a glamorous time, not everything was as great it was made out to be. It was a corrupt and materialistic time when looking back and shining the light in a different way. Gangsters ran the cities, government officials were untrustworthy,
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