Criticism In Francis Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

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Some years ago, an author by the name of Francis Scott Fitzgerald wrote a captivating book, in the 1920’s. This book was called, The Great Gatsby. The book has been an enticing read for many decades. Around the time the book was written, American society was on its way into the gutter. The central theme in The Great Gatsby seems to be one of the most discussed and analyzed subjects in literature. Why is the theme so criticized? Is it because there are multiple themes in the story? Maybe, it is because no one actually knows and critics are taking a really great story and over thinking it. Perhaps, Fitzgerald was extremely tired of the way American society was behaving and giving them a dose of reality. The American dream and all of its shallowness/corruption that encompasses the idea. The extreme amounts of Nativism displayed in this particular era could be brought to light. So many conflicted individuals trying to touch a dream, too tall to reach in honest means. The many aspects, that The Great Gatsby has to offer is encouraging and has many interpretations. Most often, people assume literary devices in fiction stories were created to provide structure. To explore theme, one…show more content…
Researchers at UC Davis are discovering how curiosity helps humans learn. “Curiosity may put the brain in a state that allows it to learn and retain any kind of information, like a vortex that sucks in what you are motivated to learn, and also everything around it ” (Mathiass Gruber). Most stories like, The Great Gatsby, left readers questioning detail after detail. Since, the theme is so widely debated and is widely recognized as iconic. One is to believe this was done on purpose, with scientific proof. Every bend and twist of plot keeps readers very curious and in a state of captivity. Usually, a good interesting book will be read and re-read, leaving readers wanting more. The Great Gatsby had no sequel, yet left readers inferring between the
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