The Great Gatsby, over the years, has received wide critical acclaim. It is widely regarded as a Great American Novel and a literary classic, capturing the essence of an era. The Modern Library named it the second best English language novel of the 20th century. The story takes place in the 1920's America and is basically about the rampant materialism in the society. It also highlights the moral decay of the time. The book has been adapted various times into movies. Its the Roaring Twenties, and New York City is the place to be. Everything can be purchased, everyone can be bought. But, can you make money erase your past? Its the Roaring Twenties, and it is the time of over-indulgence. As far as the eyes can see and the mind can perceive, there are ostentatious displays of wealth and even more lavish displays of decadency. Unapologetic decadency. But, does it ever stop? Its the Roaring Twenties, and the great American Dream has been perverted. It no longer stands for anything profound that resonates with people. But, does the Idealism even attempt to stop the Materialism?