The Great Gatsby is a novel that gives readers a lot of emotions. The author depicts the character of Gatsby, charismatic and memorable.
A human being rises from empty hands, reaches the top of his life, and then turns off tragically. The book accurately sketches the context of the United States at that time: an America that was flashy and prosperous, but no one would have expected it, it was just an illusion with careless, indifferent people, only interested in fame. A story full of melancholy and sorrow but fascinated readers, that is the Great Gatsby.
“Gatsby believed in that blue bright spot, in that utterly infatuated future that is leaving before our eyes year after year. Well, it slipped out of our hands, but it doesn’t matter – we’ll run faster tomorrow, reach out farther”.
As a portrait of the “Jazz Age” (the name given by Fitzgerald himself for the period of 1918-1929), Gatsby, a giant, deeply captures the spirit of his generation: common obsessions. direct about success, money, luxury, abundance, glamor; But at the same time an anxiety over the insatiable material cult and lack of morality are increasingly taking the throne. Rapidly emerging from the spotlight, Gatsby, the protagonist of the story, thinks there will be everything – money, power, and ultimately love – but then the illusion of love shatters. painful, followed by the instant death of Gatsby, to be immediately forgotten by the world at last. As Scott Fitzgerald’s lifelong warning about the so-called “American Dream”, Giant Gatsby is like a literary monument, a door that should be opened for those interested in American literature and spiritual history.
The Great Gatsby has long been taught in schools and universities in many countries around the world. The novel “unusual, beautiful, intricate but above all simple” (as the writer himself put it) ranked second on the Modern Library’s 100 best novels of the 20th century, and on the list of 100 best novels in England from 1923 to 2005 voted by Time magazine.