Name: Nikita Kuzin
Course: 420 Critical Reading of Literature in English
Faculty responsible: Ms. Anna Born
Institution: Glion Institute of Higher Education
Date: May 14th 2013
Project Title: Critical Analysis of Great Gatsby novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is may be the F. Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest novel. This novel offers damning and insightful views of the American nouveau riche in the 1920s. It is an American classic and a wonderfully evocative novel (Bloom, 2010). The writer appears to have a marvelous understanding of lives that are portrayed by greed and incredibly gloomy and frustration. The Great Gatsby is on one occasion a romantic and repeated novel about wealth and behaviors of New Yorkers elite during the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald’s effort is splendid as he makes vivid pictures and portraits of horrid shallow characters that throw themselves into some complex circumstances. The use of symbols and articulate language makes the novel to be best appreciated by mature readers; and this enables them to analyze literature and think critically (Bloom, 2010). The plot
Fitzgerald’s novel is a feeling story of love and passion, of Gatsby’s idealistic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The initial meeting of the two lovers takes place two years before the novel is written. Daisy was then a fabulous youthful Louisville beauty while Gatsby was a penniless officer. The two fell in deep love, but when Gatsby has to leave to serve overseas; his lover Daisy marries the mistreatment, ruthless but tremendously rich Tom Buchanan. When the war is over, Gatsby dedicates himself to find wealth by any possible means that may come his way. It is not only wealth that Gatsby dedicates himself in finding, but he uses the same energy in pursuit of his long lost lover Daisy. In one of the novel’s famous descriptions; Gatsby say “Her voice is full of money” (Fitzgerald & Stuart, 2005). Well, Gatsby prospers in his quest for searching for wealth and in the process he earns millions then purchases a mansion across Island Sound from Daisy’s aristocratic East Egg address. Hoping that Daisy will appear Gatsby throws extravagant parties that include people of Daisy’s class. When she finally appears in the parties, unforeseen events evolve with all tragic inevitability of a Greek drama. Self-made, tycoon Gatsby demonstrates the author’s most permanent obsession that exists in the world today: ambition, money, gluttony, and the promise of new commencements. Gatsby strong believe was on the green light, the orgiastic future that annually recedes before us. Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream (Tredell, 1999). This novel is definitely a book to read. Analysis
Robertson Dean’s rich, deep voice sweeps the reader into this admirably classic followed by a straightforward narrative elegance Fitzgerald give Nick Carraway-the narrator (Fitzgerald & Stuart, 2005). It is a fact to claim that Dean manages to move without dramatically exaggerating the act, and to differentiate characters masculine from females, without picking for stereotyping. This is truly one of the ways of referring to Gatsby in relation to his determination and ingenuous. Dean describes the authors’ complicated representation of love, influence, wealth and insincerity with simple resonance.
The cover of the book, The Great Gatsby, is amongst the greatest famous pieces of art in the modern American literature. The cover page represents spiritual eyes and a mouth over azure horizon, together with naked pictures of women reflected in the iris flowers. Critical analysis of Fitzgerald’s comments can lead to an understanding that the eyes are similar of those of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg which Fitzgerald described as “blue and gigantic-their retinas are one yard high”. A closer examination of the cover page can represent Daisy whose ghostly face...
References: Bloom, H. (2010). F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The great Gatsby. New York: Bloom 's Literary Criticism.
Fitzgerald, F. S., & Stuart, D. D. (2005). The great Gatsby & the diamond as big as the Ritz. London: Collector 's Library.
Joucla, P., & Fitzgerald, F. S. (2012). The great Gatsby.
Tredell, N. (1999). F. Scott Fitzgerald, The great Gatsby. New York [u.a.: Columbia Univ. Press.
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