The Great Gatsby Essay
English 11 / Per.3
22 May, 2014
The Hopeless Romantic
Love is never ending, Just like Jays love for Daisy.The Great Gatsby , written by F.Scott Fitzgerald takes place in New York during the 1920's.
Fitzgerald writes about a mysterious young man going from rags to riches in order to fulfill his "American Dream". This book is about a man named Jay Gatsby trying to win over the love of his life Daisy Buchanan. Even though she is already married to Tom Buchanan she still loves Jay. Her long lost love. Gatsby throws these elegant parties and does everything for Daisy to try to impress her. One day
Daisy's cousin Nick Carraway moves in next to Gatsby. This was His chance to win back Daisy. If that doesn't interest you to read The Great Gatsby here are the three main reasons; the way Fitzgerald shows how people lived in the 1920’s , character diversity , and themes.
The way Fitzgerald showed us how people lived during this time is through the eyes of Nick Carraway. He paints the picture of the Jazz Age and how things were starting to change during this time . The way Fitzgerald wrote the book in a way that was easy for people to understand and comprehend.
Character diversity, One of the strongest assets in The Great Gatsby to get you hooked . For example Nick Carraway, the narrator and one of the main characters of the book goes from being indifferent and not judging people to having his own opinion by the end of the book. Fitzgerald writes, " Tom is just the worst. It's one thing to have a mistress; it's quite another to embarrass your wife and friends by rubbing that mistress in their face...'' (Fitzgerald 63)This relates to Nick changing throughout the story because in the beginning he was told never to judge and throughout the story he was changing. Nick is just one of the many characters that change throughout the book
The main theme was a tragic love story. This was one of the most