I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental, and profound.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter III) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nick is getting drunk again, and what he once saw as an excessive and superficial party becomes something important and awesome in his eyes. This emphasizes the effect of alcohol at Gatsby’s parties, and in 1920’s life as well.

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