The Great Gatsby Book Review

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The Great Gatsby Book Review The Great Gatsby was published in 1925 and is one of the greatest representation of the Jazz Age(roaring twenties) in literary fiction novels. The story takes place in the summer of 1922 and it includes everything which that era represented: money, crime, greed, ambition, and rebellion. It is full of wealthy people, big parties, drinking (Prohibition), music and dancing. The Great Gatsby is the story of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby as told by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who lives on Long Island. Gatsby’s enormous mansion is adjacent to Carraway’s home, and Carraway becomes curious about his neighbor after being invited to one of his famous parties. Nick soon learns that Gatsby is in love Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin and the wife of one Tom Buchanan, an acquaintance of Nick’s from Yale. The story has themes of power, greed, rebellion, money, and crime, with a tragic twist. The targeted audience for The Great Gatsby can range from high school teenagers to adults. Occasionally, a couple of unfamiliar words will pop up, but overall the vocabulary is easy. I believe the book was a good level for our class as the story was easy to follow and was clear. I think F. Scott Fitzgerald did great job with the voice and language of the story. It has a rich narrative, filled with a lot of symbolism. The descriptions were very detailed and imaginative. The narrator is also unique in a way that he is attached and detached from the story. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald's beautiful language makes even the most tragic events beautiful. From the decay of society he describes in writing about Gatsby's lavish and enormous parties to the emptiness of Daisy Buchanan's socialite life, Fitzgerald captures strong emotions that will leave readers still gripped by the story after they have finished reading it. The Great Gatsby is a very

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