Hors d’oeuvres are traditionally served before a meal, but if you’re opting for a lighter menu, they can be served on trays throughout the evening. If you’d like to offer your guests something a little more substantial (to soak up all those cocktails!), then buffets were also a popular option of that era. Baked hams, roast turkeys and salads were all popular at parties in the 1920s, with the famous Caesar salad actually being invented in the era. It was Italian restaurateur Caesar Cardini who came up with it in 1924, when he ran out of other food to serve late at night on the 4th of July.
I recently read the Great Gatsby and I actually found myself to be entertained. Gatsby was a perfect representation of people wanting to live the “American Dream”. Even though the story wasn’t recently written, I still find it possible for people to relate to Gatsby’s story, specifically on how he had to struggle to get his wealth. There are a lot of students that want something better for their lives that they don’t already have; Gatsby’s life represents that perfectly. People also love a good romance, and the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy can definitely entertain students who want to read the book or see the movie. I think remaking the movie is a very good idea, because hands down “The Great Gatsby” is a classic story and I feel that a story as good as this deserves to be shown again in theaters. I really like how their trying to show how the jazz age was in the movie, while keeping it more modern at the same time with music from Jay Z, Jack White, Beyoncé, and Lana Del Ray. On top of that they decided to make the movie 3-D, which will really show how exciting Gatsby’s parties are as they are described in the book. I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie and I strongly feel like it could be one of the best movies of the year.
Nick stages a small funeral for Gatsby, ends his relationship with Jordan, and moves back to the Midwest to escape the disgust he feels for the people surrounding Gatsby’s life and for the emptiness and moral decay of life among the wealthy on the East Coast. Nick reflects that just as Gatsby’s dream of Daisy was corrupted by money and dishonesty, the American dream of happiness and individualism has disintegrated into the mere pursuit of wealth. Though Gatsby’s power to transform his dreams into reality is what makes him “great,” Nick reflects that the era of dreaming—both Gatsby’s dream and the American dream—is over.