Fiction

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American fiction writer, whose works helped to illustrate the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz. The Great Gatsby is a written by him that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.

The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for Daisy. Nick Carraway stays next to Mr.Gatsby and also cousin of Daisy. Daisy is married to another wealthy person Tom Buchanan. Gatsby had dream of living a life of richness and becoming a billionaire since his childhood. To his luck he did meet the right person at right time and this brought the change in his life.

He brought an amazing house and did keep amazing parties in the hope of meeting love of his life, Daisy. Both of them were in a serious relationship when Gatsby was nothing in his life and she fulfilled him. He worked for the army and had to go for the war, just to lose her to Tom whom she married because he had the money and power. Both Tom and Daisy did have a child. Tom also had extra marital relationship with Mrs.Wilson

Nick met Jordan a golf player when he gone for lunch in daisy home. He had a liking for her despite the fact that she is older than him. He attended one of the parties by Gatsby and met Jordan there as well. He was introduced to Gatsby through her and had a lot of rumors through people in the party. The friendship between both the friends bloomed there. He came to Nick with a request to arrange for a meeting with Daisy. It is the first meeting between them makes the rest of the story.

Both Daisy and Gatsby met after 5 years and the emotions that they had for each other was visible. They started to meet more frequently and were reliving their old days. The truth did come out when Tom, Daisy, Gatsby , Nick and Jordan met for a lunch and were spending a quality. But all this effort taken by Gatsby to get his dream girl back into his life were in vain, only to lose his own life

The story goes to show how the need for money , power and ambition to achieve in life takes or overpowers the emotion of love between people. The relationship between people were no more based on emotion such love , trust etc rather based on the materialistic needs of a person and status in the society

I would rate the book 4/5

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