The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice.

The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

About : The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in 1925, it is set on Long Island’s North Shore and in New York City from spring to autumn of 1922.

The novel takes place following the First World War. American society enjoyed prosperity during the “roaring” 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers. After its republishing in 1945 and 1953, it quickly found a wide readership and is today widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel, and a literary classic. The Great Gatsby has become a standard text in high school and university courses on American literature in countries around the world and is ranked second in the list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century compiled by Modern Library, an American publishing company.

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The Great Gatsby : review

The book is based on the 1920’s era and revolves around the mysterious rags to riches man Jay Gatsby. People talk, yes they talk a lot about how Gatsby makes false remarks about his success. He does everything only and only for one woman Daisy Buchanan. Their love story fells apart and Daisy marries a vile rich man of America named Tom Buchanan. After years, Gatsby returns and makes an acquaintance with Daisy.

It made me sad to see the true and crazy love of Gatsby. Who could be sad than the person who loves with all their heart? It was difficult for me to go further with the story due to fear of Gatsby’s heart will be shattered anytime. The worst part I found was he kept believing in love. He did not realize, people change with time and since Daisy was married to a wealthy person must have changed her too. Nick even says to Gatsby that the past can never be created again. But, sometimes hope is the most dangerous thing in the world.

I found Daisy to be indecisive and horrible. She couldn’t even decide her form of true love. Tom and Daisy were very selfish. Jordan was an interesting character. Nick was a supporting character. I can say Nick was a very inspiring character for me. He helped Gatsby at first so to see the long lost relationship should be helped but not in the wrong way. He suggested Gatsby what could be the consequences. He stuck by the Gatsby till the end when no one was there.

Gatsby was the person full of hopes. Living his long lost dream and trying to make it possible was a horrible mistake. Because you cannot live with one dream for your whole life. Dreams were meant to be permanent only if you don’t lose yourself in it.
Still, I have great respect for Jay Gatsby. Love is difficult. And, Loving someone who has moved on with their life takes a lot of person’s reality with it. The person gets lost, just like Gatsby did. The only abominable thing anybody can do to a wandering person is to give them false hope.
The portrayal of love and cruelty is well depicted in the book. It concludes how selfish we can be and brutal towards stealing justice for someone that they deserve.

Well, I also suggest you all watch the movie too!
I loved all the character’s commitment to the movie and Leonardo di Caprio was best of all to play Jay Gatsby and Tobey Mcguire as Nick Carraway.
This was a great summer read. This is the reason I love Classic books. They are never without the message to be learned. So, I will be ending the review with one more quote that I loved from the book:

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

The Great Gatsby, Scott Fitzgerald

Book review: 5/5

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice review! I also enjoyed reading The Great Gatsby many years back. And I agree Daisy is horrible. Can you imagine? But the plot captured the ugly part of life in the 20’s. Unfortunate that Gatsby was a victim.

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    1. jalapenogirl says:

      Yes, the one who plays with love is always horrible. Which is your favorite classic book?


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