I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

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


Nick lets us know that this story will be taking place in the summer. Summer is the season most closely associated with partying and sex, and the themes of the novel reflect this.

While spring lends itself to the gentle unfurling and slow awakening of life, everything occurs much more rapidly in summer—a hot, fast romance that results in a “great bursts of leaves.”

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