Keith Patterson recently created an infographic that explores how the 1920's world of Jay Gatsby stacks up against the rich and famous today -- specifically the rich and famous who are playing the roles of the Roaring Twenties uberwealthy characters in the recently released Great Gatsby movie directed by Baz Luhrmann.
According to Patterson, "Fitzgerald's young artist, writer and multi-talented friends inspired
his classic novel about one of America's most indulgent periods." How do you think the nouveau riche of the new millenium compare to those at the beginning of the 20th century? How do you think our hip-hop, movie star, reality TV megalomaniacs compare to the characters of The Great Gatsby?
How do books reflect culture? If you wrote an updated version of The Great Gatsby where would you set your book and how would you define your characters?