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The book ends with Daisy and her hubby relocating out of town, far from any scandal or closet skeletons that could potentially plague their lives, and with the narrator attending Gatsby’s funeral. It’s a bleak finale to a heartbreaker of a tale, and the overarching moral of Gatsby’s fate is this: don’t try, because you’ll …

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If you recognize that line, you’re likely a fellow literary enthusiast with a penchant for classics, like me. Maybe Shakespeare is your forte, or maybe you go even further back. Maybe you’re a Homer or Socrates fanatic; maybe you get your kicks out of allusions to the Old Testament. Around here, we’ll mostly be discussing …

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