6 Responses

  1. Elena
    Elena November 3, 2012 at 9:01 am |

    One of my favourite novels ever. Every time I read it, I think I discover a new lesson about life, love and ambition. However, I do agree it needs some critical studying to fully understand the novel as a whole, there are a lot of symbols hidden!

    Oh and I admire Daisy “High in a white palace, the king’s daughter, the golden girl.” My favourite, most cherished quote and the only one I know by heart.

    1. Rebecca Reid
      Rebecca Reid November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm |

      Elena » It’s definitely not a FAVORITE of mine but I think it says something for it’s quality that it can be approached on so many different levels because it appears so straight-forward and yet there is a lot in it.

  2. Jessica
    Jessica November 3, 2012 at 10:48 am |

    Loved rereading the passages from the text you quoted. So lyrical! Great review.

    1. Rebecca Reid
      Rebecca Reid November 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm |

      Jessica » yes, it’s a very lyrically written book.

  3. Leah
    Leah November 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm |

    The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books. Fitzgerald’s writing is gorgeous, and the story is so lovely and sad. I can’t say I like many of the characters (although I find Jordan very interesting), but Gatsby’s desperate, unrequited love for Daisy is really moving, and it’s heartbreaking that no one comes to Gatsby’s funeral. I think it shows the dangers and hollowness of excess; you can throw all the raging parties you want, but they won’t make you any less lonely or more fulfilled if you’re not making the human connections.

    1. Rebecca Reid
      Rebecca Reid November 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm |

      Leah » Interesting that you found Gatsby so moving. I really didn’t like Gatsby. I found him so self-centered it was ridiculous. But it was rather sad that in the end, no matter how hard he tried, no one did care about him :(

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