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The silly season seems to go on into October. With Brexit coming up, the press is mostly interested in the wedding of yet another of these royal parasites. The Independent
But some people found the choice to read an excerpt from The Great Gatsby at the royal wedding slightly strange, considering the dark thematic elements of the book and Gatsby's character.

"The choice of The Great Gatsby as a reading at the #royalwedding - a book which is about rich people having affairs and being too rich to care when they mess up other people's lives - astounds and muses me in equal measure #nosenseofirony," one person tweeted.

Surely not as strange as the tendency among commoners to use the  Lohengrin wedding march? At least the royal groom probably told his bride his name ahead of time.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Oct 12th, 2018 at 04:59:51 PM EST
I don't think "irony" means what the tweeter thinks it means.

Even with prefaced by allusion to "dark thematic elements" in the novel.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Oct 13th, 2018 at 12:45:21 AM EST
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