The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the classic, “The Great Gatsby” in 1925. It is considered a portrait of the golden age of jazz and all of its excesses. A typical book report on the story begins with Jay Gatsby meeting and falling in love with a young Daisy while he is still an impoverished officer. When he is sent over seas Daisy marries the very rich yet brutal Tom Buchanan. Any good book report on The Great Gatsby is going to point out that seeing that money is the only way to Daisy, Gatsby pursues wealth endlessly until he is a self-made millionaire.
Gatsby moves to New York and buys a great mansion. He begins to throw lavish parties and waits for Daisy to appear. In order to get Daisy to one of his parties he befriends his neighbor Nick Carraway, cousin to Daisy. Nick appears to be the stabilizing figure but unfortunately Gatsby does not heed his advice and his relationship with Daisy ends tragically. Fitzgerald’s book “The Great Gatsby” is seen as the paradox of the American Dream.