What Is The Critical Appreciation Of The Great Gatsby

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I was assigned to read your article in my high school English class not too long after reading The Great Gatsby and I found your perspective rather interesting. The best advice you ever got was to read with pleasure, yet you claim to have derived minimal pleasure from reading The Great Gatsby. Considering you have read this novel five times, yet found the same flaws instead of a deeper meaning, I can’t help but think you have a pleasure in this novel. Rather than finding pleasure in the storyline, you seem to have found it in the flaws of the plot. Other critics find this novel to be a splendid work of American fiction, yet you find difficulty in agreeing as “[you] find Gatsby aesthetically overrated, psychologically vacant, and morally complacent.”…show more content…
He is one of the most beautiful characters of the entire novel. He was a man who never forgot his morals, a man who always tried to do the right thing, and a man who didn’t care for wealth. Nick Carraway was the only main character that was not blinded by greed and materialistic items. Tom and Daisy, both, only truly cared for money. Gatsby only cared to obtain Daisy, for which he took the path of money and riches. Nick’s initial motive was to better his life by learning the bond business. For this, he moved to the East and bought a little cottage that was sufficient for him. He didn’t care to live in a large mansion or to have expensive things. Along the way, he came across these avaricious people and even then, he did not compromise with his morals. He did not let himself fall into the mindless greed he was surrounded by. He was happy in his little cottage and when he lost his friend Gatsby at the end of the novel, he returned to his homeland instead of trying to take over Gatsby’s belongings or home. He was a smart, caring, moralistic man-all of which, made his character the most beautiful one of…show more content…
You explained, “Every time I read the book’s beloved final like, I roll my eyes. ‘So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past’: What a shame that Fitzgerald wasted such a lovely image…” and continued on to state it is, “detached from genuine human struggle.” I happen to agree with this point of yours as well. Fitzgerald failed to realize that not everyone is in the same boat, thus the abrupt ending. Although some people’s boat continuously returns to the past, as he said, most others move on and continue forward. In the novel, Fitzgerald assumed everyone to be on the same boat, forgetting that everyone reacts differently in situations. Someone else in Gatsby’s position may pursue an entirely different path instead of trying to regain his relationship with his past lover. It comes down to a person’s

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