Great Gatsby Reflection

1585 Words7 Pages
Maybe the faith of Gatsby is the microcosm to that of everyone, and love is a fantasy. Nevertheless, albeit reality pricks our lives, we will never give up the utopian world in our heart.
F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the story by first person narrative forms and reminiscence of Nick Carraway. He is not only an attendant, but also a bystander. As the attendant, he is the neighbor of Gatsby, the distant cousin of Daisy, and the old acquaintance of Tom; he associates with Jordan, attends luxury party of Gatsby, and helps Gatsby and Daisy contact again; he witnesses the rivals between Gatsby and Tom, knows about the truth of traffic accident of Myrtle, and handles Gatsby’s affairs in the end. As the bystander, from knowing nothing about Gatsby to being chief mourner of Gatsby, Nick sees through the people who he contacted before all, and realizes the essence of the so-called golden era of American society which he lives.
Entering the story through Nick, we observe, analyze, and consider according to Nick’s aspect. Undeniably, we read this book as an immersive experience.
It feels that all the dreams in the story are reasonably realistic, including Jay Gatsby himself. It seems that Gatsby is chasing for an emptiness of dream, he still needs a kind of reality, a Daisy, and love with a pause yet. However, reality and illusion are integration. Daisy is real, while love-dream is as illusory as the green light at the opposite bank of his villa. Ruthless leave of Daisy, murder of
Open Document