The Great Gatsby Review
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Shelf: Classical Literature
Back to classical Literature, and boy was I satisfied to have picked it up! A story, that shows an evil this world holds. Love for materialism, to such an extent that it defies all morality. And blind fanaticism, which ain’t always fruitful…
Set in USA after the WW1, this story is about a man named Jay Gatsby, who has just one major dream, to get back the love of his life back, who is named Daisy. To get her back, he tries all his best, waits for a long time, throws parties, half-heartedly tries to socialize, and whatnot. His only obsession is Daisy, under which, he can’t notice anything else.
Daisy is posed as a very charming and graceful woman, but rather, she is quite materialistic, and we get to see that time and again during the course of the story. Sometimes, the readers would find themselves sympathizing with her, other times, they would have different views. Even Gatsby’s character is a bit controversial, readers would notice. The narrator of the story is Nick Carraway, who is a cousin of Daisy’s, a good friend of Gatsby’s, and a good character, who is caught in a mixture of circumstances in between the love of Gatsby for Daisy. There are other characters too, and each shows another harsh reality of life.
Although the story was really good, it would have been much better, if the author would have provided with some more details. There seemed to be blank spaces. Moreover, the character analysis was made harder, which would keep the reader thinking who did what for what reason, etc. Plus, I really liked the witty nature of this book, which even made me laugh, but sometimes, the humor didn’t really hit the point and kinda seemed absurd. But only sometimes, mind you. Still, glad yo have read this piece of literature and plunge into the literature world again. Do give it a read, if you are in the mood for a light literature piece!
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