The Great Gatsby is an outstanding novel written by American author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel is set during the summer of 1922 in Long Island and New York City. This set time era, often called the “Jazz Age”, was full of economic prosperity. During this time, the upper wealth class split themselves into the newfound rich and old proper rich. The novel depicts a boy, Gatsby, who gets caught up in the glitz and glam of the New York newfound upper class life. Gatsby’s strives to impress others and focuses his efforts on this, causing him to stray from reality and what truly matters in life. Being superficial was a common thing amongst those in the 1920’s. Fitzgerald expresses his opinion on this by revealing that an obsession, such as Gatsby’s, can destroy your life.
Fitzgerald portrays this time period accurately and with an interesting story. The great plot and its twist made this book very enjoyable to read. The characters are intriguing people and are developed brilliantly throughout the novel. I loved the underlying message of the novel and was able to relate it to everyday life. If you are one who enjoys a deep dramatic plot with twists, you should definitely read this book!
By Brittany W.