Pride And Prejudice And The Great Gatsby Essay

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PHASE ONE QUESTIONS/PHASE TWO QUESTIONS
Has a book ever changed your life? If so, which one and why?
I’m always reading but I’m one of those people that if I don’t read it again I’ll forget I read it in the first place. Sometimes I find myself reading books and just thinking, “Wait didn’t I read this already?” Two books that I always remember are Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby. Pride and Prejudiced changed my life because it changed some of my perspectives on writing. I used to only write poems and that’s it but after I read this book I started to explore other forms of writing and I’ve loved it ever since. There are so many way to analyze the story and examine the differing characters and this book taught me to enjoy just that. The Great Gatsby on the other hand touched me on a more existential level. It kind of got me thinking is this big dream we have in America a lie? Is the American Dream dead? I connect with Gatsby on the level of he did what he had to do to succeed but he went too far. If he would’ve been content with just succeeding maybe he wouldn’t have ended up in a casket. If something isn’t meant for you, in his case Daisy, you can’t force it. You have to let it go.

Describe a friendship you wish you had. Why?
It was a friendship I did have but ended up drifting from this person. If we would have stayed friends I can’t imagine the amount of memories we would have at this moment. That’s all I could honestly say about the matter.…

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