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A review of fscott fitzgeralds novel the great gatsby

Tom strikes Myrtle with an open hand and breaks her nose.

  • After Tom and Gatsby have a heated discussion on whom Daisy should choose, Gatsby and Daisy drive home Daisy being the driver and accidentally run over Myrtle, who is in the road;
  • Fitzgerald's descriptions have a way of transporting you fully into the place he's writing about, whether it's a massive party hosted by Gatsby or a well-fanned Forty-second Street cellar, and the quality of his writing is perfect;
  • In a sense, Gatsby is reaching for the stars as well;
  • When first acquainted, Daisy, in love with Gatsby but realizing he was from a different social class, marries Tom.

Rosy Rosenthal is shot. Five people are electrocuted over this shooting.

'The Great Gatsby' review (the book, that is, circa 1925)

Myrtle is run over and killed by a car that Daisy is driving. Wilson thinks Gatsby killed Myrtle and shoots him. Wilson then commits suicide.

All violence is written unemotionally and without many details. While infidelity is essential to the basic plot, there are no graphic details of the affairs. Tom has had multiple affairs since marrying Daisy.

Myrtle was his current lover. The main characters are avid smokers and drinkers. Miss Baker is well-known for her streak of dishonesty.

Gatsby and his associates are involved in illegal business practices—bootlegging, fixing the 1919 World Series, perhaps organized crime. It is rumored that Gatsby killed a man. Daisy is a distant relative of Nicks and Gatsby is his next door neighbor. Jay Gatsby is a recently self-made millionaire having used illegal and perhaps unsavory means to get it who is still obsessively in love with his former flame, Daisy. When first acquainted, Daisy, in love with Gatsby but realizing he was from a different social class, marries Tom.

Now nearly five years later, Gatsby arranges a meeting with Daisy to show her his wealth and to sway her to leave Tom for him.

  • Buchanan and his wife, secure, but beneath contempt, standing shoulder to shoulder in the crisis, is a sad picture;
  • When first acquainted, Daisy, in love with Gatsby but realizing he was from a different social class, marries Tom;
  • Despite the fact that Gatsby's relationship with Daisy ended five years earlier, he is determined that he can revive the past and, in so doing, live the life he always dreamed of;
  • Later, Nick discovers that the green light shines from the end of Daisy's dock;
  • Wilson thinks Gatsby killed Myrtle and shoots him.

Tom, meanwhile, has been having numerous affairs, the latest being Myrtle. After Tom and Gatsby have a heated discussion on whom Daisy should choose, Gatsby and Daisy drive home Daisy being the driver and accidentally run over Myrtle, who is in the road. Wilson kills Gatsby and then turns the gun on himself. Whether your passion is pleasure or money, in the end, it will fade. I think it is a good thing the character, Nick, figures this out and returns to his stable roots.

Maybe Fitzgerald wants us all to learn this lesson alongside Nick. This American classic is a staple for high school English classes because it provides many interesting topics for discussion, as well as parallels for our own lives.