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User Review  - cdiemert - LibraryThing

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made ... Read full review

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User Review  - iShanella - LibraryThing

Having only attended an American high school for 6 months, I didn't get the opportunity to read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in school. I've always heard about it - always heard about the ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

A true Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is set in the 1920’s and the story unfolds through the eyes and voice of Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long ... Read full review

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Definitely a classic and always will be a classic. And for good reason. As a sophomore in high school, this book did not keep my attention. As a college student, I enjoyed reading it way more.

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"The Great Gatsby" is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It takes place during the time period of the 1920s where everyone was trying to just get away with doing what they want and how they want it. This was the decline of the American Dream during that time. There were no social or moral values and there was a constant empty pursuit of pleasure. The major aim of this book is focused on the American Dream. Can you get what you want?
The main characters, Tom and Daisy, as well as George and Myrtle live in the Valley of Ashes. They have somewhat of a sad and pathetic life. They don't really love each other anymore. They are all having affairs and not being faithful to one another. George and Myrtle don’t really have a way to get what they want. They are poor; their lives are at a dead end. It makes sense for the both of them to die because they don’t really have anything to live for. Myrtle was not happy and George was not happy without Myrtle. Jay Gatsby, he couldn’t ever get what he wanted because he was constantly striving to retrieve the impossible. He had this dream of being with Daisy who was already married to Tom. The idea that you are everything from your past made Gatsby go back and be with Daisy. She did love Tom at some point and had a child with him which you cannot take away. What Gatsby wanted her to say was that she never loved Tom and always wanted to be with him. But for all the bad things that Gatsby does, you still respect because he's a good person at heart .Even though Gatsby felt that he should have Daisy even though it was impossible for her to be with him, he never gave up on his dream. He confronted Tom and thought that he and Daisy can be together. Myrtle also couldn't ever get what she wanted from George or Tom because of the fact that they were both dysfunctional which led to the death of Myrtle.
The last line in the book mentions "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past". We learn that You can’t go back and erase things. You have to deal with what you have now and become the best you can be.
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User Review  - Akaii - Goodreads

Highly enjoyed this classic novel. Loved the narration and story telling. Read full review

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User Review  - Julia Banco - Goodreads

I personally enjoyed this book a lot. This book was entertaining and brilliant. The book was very descriptive, but too descriptive for me since there was a lot of rambling. I wouldn't of imagined this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Felicia's Ink - Goodreads

3,5 out of 5 stars Even though this book isn't that big, it took me awhile to finish it. I thought it was a confusing story to read. I haven't seen the movie yet, although I kept picturing Jay Gatsby ... Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

A classic tale of mysterious excess and demise. Short but entertaining (for the most part). Read full review


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