CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORSHIP
COMP 1500: College Writing
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Division of Humanities
Assignment Number: 1
Assignment Title: The Great Gatsby Review
Date: March 16, 2013
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORSHIP:
I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me specifically for this course.
The Great Gatsby
I’m known to be a very picky reader. I judge titles, the size of font, and the cover illustration. With all this in mind, I thought I would hate the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. On the contrary, this book was a page turner, and I constantly found myself at the edge of my seat biting my nails in anticipation. The descriptions in this book helps you imagine and greet the characters so vividly. Fitzgerald shows an excellent understanding of lives that contain the great American Dream of being a millionaire and being happily married, yet are corrupted by greed. The more you read into the novel, the more you get pulled into a twisted love story.
In the beginning of the novel, I was a little lost. I couldn’t understand who goes to an extravagant mansion party without knowing who the host is, or why nobody tried to find out. Luckily, our narrator, Nick, goes searching for this host. A drunken man wearing owl glasses stumbles upon Nick and begins observing the novels on the large bookcase. To his surprise, all the novels are real and not a façade to make the host look intelligent. When I discussed this with my teacher, she said this may be a foreshadowing that resident of this wealthy community use wealth to cover up their wrongdoings and moral decay....