The Great Global Warmer: Jay Gatsby as a Microcosm of Climate Change

@article{Keeler2018TheGG,
  title={The Great Global Warmer: Jay Gatsby as a Microcosm of Climate Change},
  author={Kyle Keeler},
  journal={The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={16},
  pages={174 - 188}
}
  • Kyle Keeler
  • Published 2018
  • Philosophy
  • The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review
  • Abstract:This article traces James Gatz’s transformation into Jay Gatsby as a representation and personification of human-caused climate change. Gatsby’s life depends on many human-centered, selfish endeavors, from his inspiration via Dan Cody’s mining practices and his involvement in intense deforestation during World War I to his bootlegging enterprise dependent on South American agriculture and the rise of the automobile, all the while ignoring the waste of the valley of ashes in favor of a… CONTINUE READING

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