What is the mood, setting and primary theme of The Great Gatsby?
I have to write an essay on The Great Gatsby and I need some help!!! My teacher is really particular when she grades so any help would be appreciated
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Setting is NY and Long Island during the Jazz Age (1920's)
The Great Gatsby talks of the American dream corrupted by materialism and immorality. Gatsby tackles issues such as the American dream, wealth and class, materialism, and marital infidelity.
The mood is cynical and ironic.
From Shmoop/The Great Gatsby
- 1 decade ago
Mood = Pessimistic
Setting = New York
Theme = The American Dream is not always achieved