His place in American literature was clearly defined. He records an age and a particular social circle within the age. Gatsbywho had aquired his fortune through shady meansis the archietype of the American self made manseen in the hurried -crazy alchooldominated haze of the Jazz agebut through the eyes of Nick Carrawayan objective cold blooded observer who represents the the older values of the American Middle west before the war ; The Great Gatsby gives expensive partieshe recalls his struggled youth with romanticism and he seeks to rearrange his friends lives to suit himself. In fact through this behaviour he tried to escape his loneliness of fear of remaining alone.
Share via Email There are many novels which claim that they are the greatest love story of all time. It is only in the case of this novel that that statement can be applied and be true.
The novel is set during the roaring 20s in America, narrated by Nick Carraway, a man from a well-to-do family just out of fighting the war and looking to sell bonds.
Gatsby is rich, mega-rich, and throws magnificent parties every weekend which the whole town attend. However the host is never seen during these parties, and is never completely known by any one person.
Gatsby holds a dark secret about his past and how he became so great, a deep lust that will eventually lead to his demise.
The Great Gatsby is in many ways similar to Romeo and Juliet, yet I believe that it is so much more than just a love story. It is also a reflection on the hollowness of a life of leisure. Both stories are obsessed with controlling time: Juliet wants to extend her present, as her future prospects with Romeo are bleak and Gatsby wants to create a beautiful future by restoring the past.
Why, of course you can. The descriptions are jarringly, magnificently beautiful so that it almost made my heart ache. However, unlike in Romeo and Juliet, the characters in The Great Gatsby are in themselves very flawed and very hard to sympathise with. But that is the beauty of the book.
Of course you hate Daisy Buchanan! Of course you hate Tom! You even begin to slightly dislike Gatsby, to whom it is not enough for Daisy to say that she loved him, but requires her to state that she never in her five year marriage loved her husband Tom.
But Gatsby, to me, remains Great right until the end of this book. It is ironic that only the idle rich survive this novel, and Fitzgerald through this further enrages the reader about the cruelty and the injustice of the world.
The rich are allowed to continue to be careless, for that is the dream, is it not? To live a carefree life? Yet Fitzgerald highlights the horrors of being a careless person: And that in itself is a very sad thing.
They do not care for their daughter, for Myrtle, for Gatsby nor even each other. Their inability to care is what makes The Great Gatsby the stark opposite to Romeo and Juliet where the lovers are sacrificed and Verona is healed. Many consider The Great Gatsby to be depressing because, in the end, those who dream do not achieve their aspirations.
Join the site and send us your review!The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career.
First published in , this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers/5(K). Why I love: The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald. as Jay Gatsby in a scene from The Great Gatsby, based on the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald.
through the agency of Nick Carraway, a. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “For the majority of creative people, life is a pretty mean trick. ” Jay Gatsby is, without a doubt, a creative character. The Role of Nick Carraway as Narrator of The Great Gatsby In The Great Gatsby F.
Scott Fitzgerald presents a specific portrait of American society during the roaring twenties and tells the story of a man who rises from the gutter to great riches. Feb 13, · The Great Gatsy chapter summary in under five minutes!
F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel The Great Gatsby follows the tragic story of . Fitzgerald worked on his fourth novel, Tender Is the Night (), sporadically for almost ten years after publication of The Great Gatsby. Despite favorable reviews, the .