Essay about The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

735 Words 3 Pages
The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is masterpiece that presents a view of the upper class of United States during 1920’s. The author presents the captivating story of Jay Gatsby, Daisy and Tom Buchanan and other several characters, which are the classic example of the Jazz Age men, flapper women and their infatuation with conspicuous consumption during the time of prohibition. Some will argue that this book narrates an endless love story between two main characters Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby “The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan” (pp. back of book), but this book provides more than a love story plot. It gives us valuable information that allows for the story to become our own and allows the opportunity to achieve our own interpretation of this era.

Certainly, there are areas where you can emerge into the dreams, feelings and sometimes even fears of the characters that this story presents. The Great Gatsby “When the Jazz History of the World was over, girls were putting their heads on men’s shoulders in a puppyish, convivial way, girls were swooning backward playfully into men’s arms.” (pp. 50). However, if one manages to look beyond the extravagant scenarios, the fancy parties and the subjects of their conversations; then, the essence and content of the author’s message can be heard. This is an era where women for the first time were capable of making their own decisions in…

Related Documents