The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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Megan Skolmen
The Great Gatsby
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published on April 10, 1925 I read a beautifully crafted novel called “The Great Gatsby”, written by the acclaimed author F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is written in perspective of Nick Carraway, an ordinary man who dreams of being a writer. Nick arrives in New York in 1922 in search of the pedestaled American dream. Nick moves to Long Island and has the privilege of being Jay Gatsby’s neighbour, a mysterious man who is socially renowned for his extravagant parties and endless luxuries. The story is centrally based around Gatsby and his devoted love for Daisy Buchanan, and his fight to reclaim her from her womanizing husband –Tom Buchanan. Through series of events and adventures, Nick is pulled into the captivating world of the rich as he depicts the themes of impossible love, dreams and tragedy. Overall, I would have to say this is one of my favourite pieces of literature. It not only has a captivating storyline, alluring and descriptive characters, but it is also stunningly written; each sentence a divine splendour. It is the kind of novel I found myself reading aloud because of its exquisite writing needing to be heard. Each syllable rolls off the tongue so delicately, you can really see why Fitzgerald has so much acclaim for Gatsby. I don’t think there is anything I would change about this book as everything written served a purpose and made the book what is remembered for. I really liked this
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