The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby question

One notable, structural device in the novel is Fitzgerald's inclusion of parties or social events, large and small, in each chapter. With each party it's marred by some negativity- why do you think this happens (Fitzgerald's purpose)?

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I think all of Gatsby's parties involve negative overindilgence and vulgar opulence. I think you might consider the party in chapter 3 where the crowds pretty much go crazy in an alcohol induced mob frenzy.