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gatsby hannah h
on May 14, 2017
Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was an exciting book about the elegant and extravagant lifestyle of Jay Gatsby. While narrated by Nick, you will be introduced to several characters, including Daisy, Tom, Jordan and Wilson. Nick, coming from the Midwest, is not accustomed to their lavish way of living and mostly observes and takes everything in. He learns of Daisy and Gatsby’s past and becomes interested in it. You will read of parties, love affairs, secrets, murders, among many other surprises in this great American classic.
For the most part, I liked the writing style of the book. One quote that can demonstrate the use of Fitzgerald’s writing is “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”The beginning was a little slow, but after the first few pages the story became very compelling. Also, the flashbacks got a little confusing sometimes, but i would just reread the page and I’d be fine. I did not necessarily like the ending of the story as well, since it was so abrupt and did not do Gatsby any justice. The plot was very interesting and I liked all of the characters’ roles. There were many plot twists and surprises that I did not predict, which I really enjoyed.
One of the lessons I learned from this book was how money and power can only take you so far. When Gatsby died, hardly no one attended his funeral after everyone attended his crazy parties and made business with him. In addition to that, Daisy did not leave Tom for him because Tom was more in control of her and financially stable.
Overall, I thought it was an interesting book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a deep read with manys suprises.