Life, Like The Great Gatsby
Imagine that you live in the nineteen twenties, and that you are a very wealthy manthat lives by himself in a manchine, on a lake and who throws parties every weekend. Thisis just the beginning of how to explain the way Jay Gatsby lived his life. This novel, by F.
Scott, Fitzgerald is one that is very deep in thought. Fitzgerald releases little clues alongthe way of the novel that will be crusual to understand the ending. For instance, hemakes the blue coupe a very important clue, as well as the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg eyes on thebillboard that Mr. Wilson (the gas station attendant ) refers to as the eyes of god. Thereare also other little things that relate to the reason of gatsby’s death. The maincharacter’s of this novel each have their part to do with the ending, Nick Caraway isprobably the main character of this novel, as he comes down from New Jersey to newYork to visit his cousin Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchannan. These are some of theincidents that are included in the novel as you will read further I will relate some issues ofthe novel, as well as other critics have included their views on The Great Gatsby.
F. Scott, Fitsgerald was an American short story writer and novelist famous forhis depictions of the Jazz Age(the 1920’s), his most brilliant novel work being The GreatGatsby(1925). He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on sept. 24, 1896 and died inHollywood, California on December 21, 1940. His private life, with his wife, Zelda, inboth America and France, became almost as celebrated as his novels. Fitsgerald was theonly son of an aristocrat father, who was the author of the star spangle banner. Fitzgeraldspent most of time with his wife, latter in their relationship they moved to france where hebegan to write his most brilliant novel, The Great Gatsby. All of his divided nature is inthis novel, the native midwestener afir with the possibilities of every Americans dream inOLSON 2it’s hero, Jay Gatsby, and the compassionate princeton gentlemen in it’s narrator, NickCarraway. The Great Gatsby is the most profoundly American novel of it’s time(Houghton). Fitzgerald had an intensely romantic imagination, what he once called “aheightened sensitivity to the promises of life,” and he rushed into experience determined torealize those promises. Latter on in Fitzgeralds life, he started to drink very heavily andbecame very unhappy. In 1930 his wife had a mental breakdown and in 1932 another,from which she never recovered. With it’s failure and his despair over Zelda, Fitzgeraldwas close to becoming an incurable alcoholic. He surpassed becoming an alcoholicthough, and moved out west to become a Hollywood screenwriter were he met his newwife Sheilah Graham, but he never forgot about Zelda and his daughterScotti.
The Great Gatsby is an excellent review on how fitzgerald preceived his life to be,in the same sense that he also was very wealthy. Gatsby, in this novel is the mistirieswealthy man that lives in the big house across the lake from Tom and Daisy Buchanann. There would always be some type of party going on at his house, but for some reason henever attended to them, he would always watch from his window. Nick Caraway isDaisy’s cousin who comes to visit, Nick needs a place to stay, so he finds an ad for aguest cottage that Mr. Jay Gatsby owns. After Nick has moved in Jay and Nick becomepretty close friends. Jordan has always wondered who The Great Gatsby was, so sheuses Nick to find out more about him. As the story goes on, there are some odd thingsthat Fitsgerald relates to the story as important things. These important things make youreally think about what it means to the story. The Automobile in The Great Gatsby is avery big topic for the conclution of the story. What we have in The Great Gatsby is acreative manipulation of the automobile as symbol and image to accomplish a variety ofends (O’Meara, 74).O’Meara goes on to say that when Fitzgerald accentuatesmechanism and minimizes aesthetics, he depersonalizes vehicles and underscores theOLSON 3behavior of their drivers. The existing criticism on automobiles in The Great Gatsbyusually centers on one