The Great Gatsby

With reference to Gatsby's parties discuss Fitzgerald's comments on the society.

Scott Fitzgerald presents a restless mobile and indifferent society. Life portrayed through Gatsby's parties is absurd,disembodied and dysfunctional.

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Gatsby's parties are made up of people who do not even know him. They come for the atmosphere, the alcohol, and the "seeing" of all the wealthy, and often shallow people. They simply do not see the tragedy around them, and although they like being there, the people do not really care about Gatsby. These are people who are nearly hedonistic and care little for anyone else as long as they are there for the "show."