Great Gatsby Entering Public Domain

Great Gatsby Entering Public Domain

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby will be joining other works like Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and Great Expectations, as it enters the public domain in January 2021. Though the work was published more than 75 years ago, which is how long most copyright extends, it is only now becoming free to use due to an extension placed on the original copyright by the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. So what does this mean? Well entering the public domain means the work, its characters, the story, and everything in between is up to interpretation, adaptation, …

Why Nick’s Sexuality Is Essential To Read ‘The Great Gatsby’

Why Nick’s Sexuality Is Essential To Read ‘The Great Gatsby’

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Last semester, I read The Great Gatsby in one of my classes, and my professor raised this question: Is Nick Carraway a moral character? After a brief discussion, we concluded that, yes, he is; after all, he often criticizes the debauchery of the New York elite, which certainly help guide the reader into the belief that he leads a principled lifestyle. But, after a closer examination of the text, we discover that he is not be as honest as he claims to be. At the end of Chapter 2, after the ostentatious behavior and conversation at Tom Buchanan’s Morningstar Heights apartment that …