The Reading Of The Great Gatsby Literature Book Report

1210 words - 5 pages

Richael, 518141910031
Class: F181419102
Date: November 16, 2018
Book Report 2
The Great Gatsby
The Reason Why Gatsby is Great
The story of Gatsby took place in America in the 1920s, which is a brief and special period called the Jazz Age in the American past. It seems to be an elegiac personal love story, but actually a narrative of America's grand history. Gatsby is great due to his purity and romance, especially in contrast to the selfish and dirty crowd.
Gatsby is sincere and romantic. At that time, poor boys can’t marry rich girls. Despite his strong love for Daisy, he still can’t marry her for lack of money and status. In that money-oriented age, love is usually established on wealth and power. However, Gatsby maintains his pure love to Daisy even after he becomes super rich. Though he is not interested in all the fun and noise at all, he still tries to build a golden palace with lively parties for Daisy. Moreover, he lives opposite to Daisy’s house to get closer to her. Every time he misses her, he overlooks a green light to relieve the loneliness as said by himself, “If it wasn't for the mist we could see your home across the bay...You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.”1
When Daisy first appears in this work, her beauty attracts all the readers just as it appeals to Nick. There is evidence of this: “Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth--but there was an excitement in her voice.”2 Apart from her charming appearance, Daisy also looks delicate to arouse others’ sympathy. When it comes to her expectation to her child, she once said, “All right...I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool -- a beautiful little fool.”3 Both in reality and the novel, readers cannot help loving such a lovely and innocent woman.
However, Daisy is not as innocent as she appears to be. As the story progresses, readers gradually know about the complex or even dark side of her life. Due to her insincere nature, she worships status and money more than love. To protect herself, she always chooses the right way and avoids being trapped in trouble, just as mentioned in the book: “They (Tom and Daisy) smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money of their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”4
In that historical environment, many young people are obsessed with the wealth and status just as they are fond of Daisy's appearance. They want to seize the opportunity and get a better life as described in the book: “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.”5 Then they become indifferent and hypocritical towards other things. But Gatsby chooses to hold a passionate attitude towards life, even with childishness. He plays jokes on Nick the first time they meet: “ ‘This man Gatsby sent over his chauffeur with an invitation.’ For a moment he looked at me...

Other Essays On The reading of the Great Gatsby - literature - book report

American Dream in the book The Great Gatsby - ENG 100 - Essay

1308 words - 6 pages her own work. The desire to strive for what one wants can be accomplished if they work hard enough. The dream is represented by the ideas of a self-sufficient man or woman, who works hard to achieve a goal to become successful. The Great Gatsby is a novel that shows what happened to the American Dream in the 1920’s, which is a time period when the dreams became corrupted for many reasons. The American dream not only causes corruption but has

it was for SAC in literature year 11 for the great gatsby - class - oral speech

466 words - 2 pages and to live in his house with him as if she had been married to him all along; this is impossible for her to do. Because of this, Gatsby will always be unsatisfied, and this destroys him. This can be seen as representative of the frustration all those who try to pursue the American dream feel. Specifically in terms of the time period, the 1920s were a time of great economic growth, especially in the stock market. The theory of the stock market

Great Gatsby book analysis about how lies created everyone in the books death. - Palmdale High School English - Rhetorical Analysis

449 words - 2 pages Mid West-all dead now”(Fitzgerald 64).The idea of trust in the Great Gatsby contradicts because at the end of the book his father comes and then appears to show he isn't dead and isn't rich. Fitzgerald does a good job in making it clear that what the characters say is soon to be changed. In the book, there isn't just one liar and everyone else sin free, Daisy hops on to the bandwagon too. “ I don't care, says Daisy Buchanan, lover of Gatsby and

African American Reading Reflection - University of Iowa, Culturally Competent Nursing - Book Report

905 words - 4 pages African American Reading Reflection Aundria Wedig Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences 1. What is the main point? The African American patient will most likely speak a “Black English” language, generally embrace a close sense of personal space, and perceive time as flexible and elastic. These important African American cultural aspects are of vital attention to the nurse when providing care to ensure culturally competent and harmless

The Great Gatsby -A Critical Analysis Of The Great Gatsby

2704 words - 11 pages continues. "It is all useless. It is like chasing the wind" (Ecclesiastes 2:26). Or is it?Bewley, Marius. "Scott Fitzgerald's Criticism of America." Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Great Gatsby. Ed. Ernest Lockridge. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1968. 37-53."Book of Ecclesiastes." Good News Bible. Manila: Philippine Bible Society, 1980.Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. London: Penguin Books, 1990.Possnock, Ross. " 'A New World, Material Without Being Real': Fitzgerald's Critique of Capitalism in The Great Gatsby." Critical Essays on Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Ed. Scott Donaldson. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1984. 201-213.

The Great Gatsby

567 words - 3 pages The Great Gatsby Review The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a classic in American literature. Written more than seventy years ago, it has withstood the test of time, and it's impact has not been lost. Set in the "roaring twenties," it's the story of the wealthy Jay Gatsby and how he influences the narrator (Nick Carraway, his next-door neighbor) and others. Throughout the story it becomes evident that Gatsby is in love with Daisy

The Great Gatsby

544 words - 3 pages Summary The story begins with Nick Carraway, the narrator, talking about his father's point of views on life and people. He also talks about how his grandfather's brother started his lineage in the U.S. His great uncle sent a substitute for himself during the Civil War and started a hardware business in Minnesota that Nick's father still runs today. Nick moved from his rural life in Minnesota after enlisting in the army and fighting in

The great gatsby

657 words - 3 pages andneutral narrator. It was because, in the novel, he analyzed all ofthe things with regard to accuracy of observation.In The Great Gatsby, when Mr.Gatsby told Vick he wantedto return the past over again with his lover- Daisy, Nike Carrowaywarned him to give it up, because it was impossible.Unfortunately, Mr.Gatsby was not believe it. So at the end, Mr.Gatsby's dream still had not came true because Daisy did notbreak up with Tom and go with him. It

The Great Gatsby

1542 words - 7 pages May 24 3U English- The Great Gatsby Themes and Techniques Dialogue F. Scott Fitzgerald did a very unusual thing by having Nick Carraway as the narrator for The Great Gatsby. Having him tell the story means that the reader is subject to seeing everything through the eyes of Nick, whether these things are other characters, situations or events. Normally then, a novel might become incredibly boring after some time. For it seems that, in

The Summary of The Book "Araby" - Uapb sophmore - Book report

422 words - 2 pages Anthony Webb Introduction to Literature June 23, 2017 Araby In the story, Araby, the narrator’s desperate attempt to get the girl’s attention involved a few things that changed his character as a person. First of all, the narrator seemed to have been focused and driven, living each day as the previous day until he saw a young lady on the doorstep in his neighborhood that really caught his eye. This girl happened to be his friend’s sister and he

A non comprehensive reading list of recommended literature for the reading snob - Ellery High - Essay

557 words - 3 pages DEAR READERS, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN APPEAL. THERE ARE AFFILIATE LINKS IN THIS POST. IF YOU WERE ALREADY PLANNING TO PURCHASE, IF THERE IS ANY WAY POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO USE THESE LINKS, IT WOULD BE A BLESSING. IT WOULD HELP TO COVER SOME OF THE TIME IT TAKES TO WRITE THIS FREE RESOURCE. ALL THE LINKS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE FOR PRODUCTS THAT I FEEL ARE WHOLESOME AND HELPFUL. I WOULD SHARE THESE LINKS FOR PURPOSES OF ENCOURAGING FAMILIES EVEN IF NOT

Similar Papers

The Great Gatsby Summary Report English Book Report

586 words - 3 pages The Great Gatsby Summary Report The two creative assignments I have chosen to do are the added scene and collage. The reason I chose to create an added scene into the book was because I was unhappy with the way the book concluded Daisy. As unhappy the story it is that the story ended in Gatsby’s death, I still wanted a more optimistic conclusion. I believe Daisy would’ve done more to say a last goodbye to Gatsby when he passed away than just

Two Page Essay On The Summary Of ,”The Great Gatsby.” With Works Cited English Book Report

495 words - 2 pages worst consequences through battle for Daisy between Daisy and Tom resulting to the deaths of the poor couple The Great Gatsby is a novel in which money is the center of many characters’ lives; however, that money could not buy happiness. Gatsby lived his life loving Daisy but he died without her love and she didn’t even attend his funeral, not even the guest who always attended his parties. When the lights went out, these character who had all the money a person could have, lived in a unhappy state of mind. Works Cited Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2004. Print.

Characterization Of The Great Gatsby American Literature Essay

523 words - 3 pages Smith 1 Smith 2 Payton Smith Schanhals American Literature 2 February 2018 Creating a Character:Analyzing Indirect Characterization of Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby By using indirect characterization, F. Scott Fitzgerald is able to successfully engage readers to further understand characters in selective ways. Indirect Characterization is defined as showing things that reveal the personality of the character (NCTE). Jay

The Great Gatsby Old Vs New Money Essay Literature Essay

417 words - 2 pages those symbols mean and how they function together to support a central theme. (Hint: obviously in order to respond to this prompt, you will have to identify what theme is being supported.) Theme: In retrospect, the reader often discovers that the first chapter of a book introduces some of the major themes of the work. Analyze how the first chapter of The Great Gatsby sets forth the major themes of the book. � Indirect characterization: when the