The Great Gatsby is so relevant to the world in which we live in today, as people worships money and views it as a substitute for the American dream; a world that hinges on materialism; a world that no longer frowns on the gaudiness and glitz of the nouveau riche. Because in the present day, just the fact of having heaps of money makes you worthy – and therefore the people whose ‘voices are full of money’, who are ‘gleaming like silver, safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor’, those people who genuinely believe that money makes them worthy and invincible are all too common. And characters such as Tom and Daisy Buchanan would be proud of them, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”