Book Review The Great Gatsby

Book Review

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorites. Daisy Buchanan and Mr. Jay Gatsby’s narrative is told through the eyes of Nick, the narrator, and a recent Yale graduate. He begins the book by recalling a piece of instruction from his father about not judging people.

Nick sees himself as distinct from the world he makes for us while yet being a part of it. Mr. Jay Gatsby, his next-door neighbor, throws opulent and extravagant parties and is well-known across New York, yet he appears unsatisfied with his lifestyle.

Nick discovers Gatsby has been pining after Daisy, who is married to Tom, for years since their childhood love was broken when he departed for the war, after witnessing his gaze wistfully at a green light across the sea.

Fitzgerald created a novel that analyzed the culture and lifestyle of the day, as well as human nature’s desire for both the past and the out of reach, using the historical setting of the 1920s and the notion of disillusionment that was prevalent after WWI.

The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third novel, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1925. The novel is set in Jazz Age New York and chronicles the sad narrative of Jay Gatsby, a self-made billionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a wealthy young woman he adored as a child.

Despite being a failure upon publication, the book is today regarded as a masterpiece of American fiction and is sometimes referred to as the Great American Novel.

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