The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby is the novel that is based on how rich people were back in the old days. This Novel takes us through the early 1900’s where the narrator, Nick Carraway meets secretive Mr. Gatsby who is a Trimachio which means that he once was a poor young kid who believed in a greater future and by the time he gets older he becomes this very wealthy man who hosts lavish banquets. We are following Mr. Gatsby’s journey to the love of his life, Daisy who is Nick’s cousin. Since Gatsby has been gone for almost 5 years Daisy got married to another man called Tom. The novel ends with Gatsby being shot to death and no one was there to his funeral besides reporters and photographers, who Nick angrily chases out.

F. Scott Fitzgerald who is the author of this novel is trying to send a message to the readers. In this novel we get to see Fitzgerald’s opinion since everything is based on how the rich people get all the big opportunities and yet still do not seem to use these possibilities fully. For instance all what Gatsby does is spending a ton of money on host parties for people who is or believe they are in a higher social class. Even though we are able to see that Fitzgerald do not like the rich people, it seems like it rankled him enough to pay so much attention on them. He once said “I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works.” He wants to express his opinion through the stories, but in a way that the middle class

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