Review: THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Savvy Verse & Wit recently read and reviewed The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a snippet:

In many ways, Gatsby has romanticized his time with Daisy and he hopes to rekindle what he lost when he was shipped off to fight in WWI.  However, the question remains whether what he had with Daisy before the war was real, romanticized, or even imagined by a soldier looking for something to cling to in an effort to survive the horrors of war.  Carraway is just as enigmatic as Gatsby, and while their initial circumstances differed in terms of riches, they both pursued the American Dream of success — albeit in different ways.  These two characters are juxtaposed for a reason, and Fitzgerald leaves it up to the reader to determine why.

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The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader also read and reviewed The Great Gatsby for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

One of the things I really liked about Fitzgerald’s writing was his ability to provide a picture of a character without relying on description of the physical aspects of the character.

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1 Comment

  1. I must read this one.


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