The Kardashians threw a birthday party for Kris Jenner in the theme of The Great Gatsby. It received the usual press attention that any event would when the Kardashians gather under one roof for an extravaganza. Everyone remarked on their lavish gowns, caps, and outfits from the 1920s. Many wondered whether the elusive Rob Kardashian would show up. But perhaps we have overlooked the best and most ridiculous part of the Kardashians throwing an overly expensive party fashioned after The Great Gatsby.
The novel is known as a cautionary tale of the decadent downside of the American dream. Let that sink in for a second! The story is narrated by a fictional author named Nick Carraway. In the book, he says the following regarding wealth and privilege:
...a sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth.
A great deal of the story is a reflection about class differences in America, and the contrast between achievement from old money that inherits their wealth versus ambitious people that earn their fortune via the American dream. Perhaps the Kardashians are a bit of both. Kim makes a pile of money from her own video game, and Khloé might make a bigger pile of money if she continues reconciling her marriage to Lamar Odom. Kylie could forge a new fortune simply by posting pics of her butt, which is an honored family tradition shared by Kim and Kourtney.
We all know that the roaring 1920s carried on unabated, with everyone retaining their wealth and lifestyle as if there were no end in sight. Except for that pesky stock market crash that threw us into The Great Depression. Well, if things don't work out, we can always look forward to a Grapes of Wrath Kardashian party.