The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) Essay, Research Paper
The Great Gatsby is widely considered
Fitzgerald’s finest novel. In Tom and Daisy, lie creates two “careless
people [who] smash up things and then retreat back into their money …
and let other people clean up the mess… ”
Gatsby, on the other hand, is larger than
life, a hopeless and hopeful “great romantic,” who represents the worldly
ambitions in all of us. He believes in seizing the “green light” and the
dreams of youth, no matter what the cost.
Then there is Nick, who insightfully describes
both the careless cruelty of the Buchanans and the high-reaching dreams
of Gatsby. He chronicles the events in an honest, sometimes breathless
fashion, then shovels them all into a pile – for the reader to sort out.