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age 14+
 
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Adult Written byJEDI micah February 12, 2013
age 13+
 

One of the worst books I've read.

This is one of those books that doesn't appeal to me. Even though it has a kinda simple story line, it is just a romantic novel straight from the garbage. Sure it's classic, but wouldn't it be more of a classic if the dialogue, characters, and story were put together more thoroughly? I wish I could go back in time to tell F. Scott Fitzgerald that!
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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byskier53 June 23, 2013
age 15+
 

A Captivating Read!

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has captured the attention of many audiences for over half a century. His use of symbolism paints an image that many can relate to. Also, his lavish imagery, and point of view style of writing intrigues readers. Overall, what makes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby such a fantastic book is his use of symbolism to convey relatable themes to any reader, and his captivating writing style. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses colors throughout The Great Gatsby to articulate certain themes. For example, he depicts Jay Gatsby stretching out to a green light at the end of Daisy’s dock in the beginning of the book. Green symbolizes greed; therefore, the author is drawing on the reader’s personal experience with greed, and wanting the unattainable. By playing on the readers personal experiences, the author intrigues the reader. Also, Fitzgerald’s lavish writing style attracts the attention of many readers. One of the aspirations of many people is to become rich and famous; and, that is what The Great Gatsby is all about. The author uses lavish imagery to depict the carefree, expensive life of Jay Gatsby. This style of writing draws the reader in because it is exciting, breathtaking, and there is never a dull moment. Finally, his point of view writing style captivates the reader. Nick Carraway is someone on the outside receiving a glimpse into a new world. This draws in the audience because we have all been outsiders looking in at one time. Therefore, this style of narration makes the reader feel like they are getting a glimpse of something special. All in all, The Great Gatsby is a breathtaking novel. The author’s use of symbolism to play on the reader’s emotions makes this a relatable story. Also, Fitzgerald’s use of lavish imagery and a point of view narration captures the audience. Furthermore, The Great Gatsby is a fantastic story that many people can relate to.
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Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking