The novel is set during the 1920s in America, and is narrated by Nick Carraway, a man from a wealthy family who has just come out of fighting World War 1, and is looking to sell bonds. He moves to East Egg, an area less grand in comparison to West Egg, and opposite the mansion of Gastby. Gatsby is very rich, and hosts glorious parties every weekend that everyone in town attend. Together with his lavish lifestyle, Gatsby holds a dark secret about his past and how he became successful. Eventually, his deep lust leads him to his very own demise.
The novel The Great Gatsby is in various ways similar to that of Romeo and Juliet, but is greater because it extends beyond a simple love story. It is also a reflection on the hollowness of a life of leisure. Both stories possess characters that are obsessed with controlling time, Juliet wants to extend her present time, as unfortunately her future hopes with Romeo are dreary on the other hand Gatsby wishes to create a beautiful future by restoring the past. This is the reason behind Gatsby’s line "Can't change the past? Why, of course you can." I can very much