The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis

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“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald was on the the greatest pieces of American literature ever constructed. F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered one of the five greatest authors in American history. His Book “The Great Gatsby” was named the third most important book in American literature. An article by John A. Pidgeon it says “I am absolutely convinced that “The Great Gatsby” is one of the finest of american literature”(Pidgeon) “The Great Gatsby” is clearly a highly thought of piece of literature, there is a reason for that. There are many messages that are found in the book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, do not let love blind you, money cannot buy happiness, and finally know when to give up. In the book “The Great Gatsby”…show more content…
Though for some reason all of these extremely rich people do not seem happy. How could they possibly not be happy, they have everything they ever wanted. Could they not be happy because, materials are not what makes us happy? Mario Mikulincer said “happiness and life satisfaction, it is not ... ditions, human beings need the love, support, and comfort from others—the “kind of thing that money just can't buy,” (Mikulincer) Gatsby did not have friends, he did not have love from another, he did not feel happy, but he did have money. That money seemed to do nothing for him in the way of happiness. Money cannot buy happiness. We need to know when it is time to give in, and stop, the book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald teaches us this. Gatsby never stop pursuing this love of his, until his very death. How different would Gatsby's life be if had given up after he found out that she had married another man. For one thing his life would have been considerably longer and happier. In an article by Devi Uma she says “love and sex are very sensible matters. ... Thus it corrupts people's mind, feeds unquenchable thirst for money and the result is, people indulge in wrong doings and crime”(Uma) This is exactly what happened to Gatsby his love for Daisy led him to corruption, because he was not willing to give up. We need to learn from Gatsby that sometimes it's appropriate to give up. There are many messages that are found in the book “The
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