I think we just need to realise how sadly monotonous one life is to another. Works like “The Great Gatsby” still strike a chord with people nowadays despite how much the world is supposed to have changed. And somehow that’s an amazing achievement for Fitzgerald and yet also pretty sad, because even now people pretend to be people they aren’t, love is hard, women are looked down on, bullied and used (and men), people are fed up of life, looking to become something they may never be, trying to live in the past, watching their lives fall apart in front of their eyes, and judging due to pure snobbery.
So even if you take time to get accustomed to the print, the use of language and the odd quotes, think about the book, read it and enjoy every word, because trust me, you will find many quotes that you can relate to.
Images from the 1969 Song and Sounds of the Haunted Mansion.
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