The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Written by Gracie Cooper. Posted in Books

A novel has never managed to present better the change of an era than The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald capturing in his work the charm of the jazz era, and also its lowest points. The book captures the transformation of America in the late 1920s, when the promised land became for many young people returned from war a land deserted by values, morality and meaning.

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Gatsby himself, a young boy from the country turned into a gangster to regain the girl of his dreams, represents the right of each of us to follow our dreams, but serves as a warning for how and how far should we go to fulfill them.

The Great Gatsby
is a parable located in times not so far or different. It teaches us to choose carefully our dreams and to be carefully how far we go to fulfill them, because a dream you have to sell your soul for doesn’t worth be reached. There is something of James Gatz in each of us, as we have something of Jay Gatsby. In a society that is still in a moral decline, we must choose carefully our dreams.