A Wonderful and Complex Story
The Great Gatsby is by far a wonderful novel, seen as a classic by many and is by far, Scott Fitzgerald's most well known story.
It could easily be said that The Great Gatsby is filled with immoral conduct. It's best suited for a mature reader. The book contains materialistic and narcissistic views and ideologies that are centered around perceptions of the American Dream. Often times considered as a romance novel, there's a much deeper meaning behind each of the characters and how they portray the faults within American Society. In addition to this, the book's time period needs to be taking into consideration as well over what was going on during the 1920's, what was ethical then, and what was immoral then.
The entire book is about the complexity of an array of affairs between married partners and a third-wheel bystander who narrates the story.
The story shows broken marriage, affairs, consumerism, alcoholism, some violence, and minor, indirect mentions of sexual conduct.
The story is better set for older readers as it is very complex and detailed and can be hard to understand and keep up with. In order to fully grasp the novel, an understanding of the time period is greatly encouraged.
Overall, this is a story I enjoyed reading in my English class. It was interesting and very fast paced. However, the constant struggle of the affairs soon became annoying and became dreadful. Despite how wonderful it is, parts of it got quickly old for me. There were minor parts of the novel I did not fully understand without further evaluation for a better understanding. However, this is a must read for all.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking