The Great Gatsby is a three month microcosm of the American culture during the 1920s. F. Scott Fitzgerald hits on many common aspects of 1920s society including racism, classism, and the treatment of women. He blatantly denounced each of these while also doing it subtly, through his style of writing and his characters' actions. The Great Gatsby is a magnificent multi-level novel that condemns certain aspects of the American Life and, without knowing it, writing about aspects that continue to this day in one form or another. In other words, from the perspective of the 1920s, Fitzgerald comments on humanity.
Throughout the novel, parties, and places involved with alcohol in general, are places of great strife. They provide the settings for many ideologies to come out, all of which have survived, and even flourished, to this day.
Racism has been a part of the American culture since...