The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a tragic love story that unveils the dark side of humanity. A classic psychoanalytic approach would reveal the contemptuous behavior of the wealthy. The thoughtless and carelessness of the characters spills from their fancy passions into their regards of human life. It is easy to be blinded by their money and status, but money and status do not make people into good people. It serves as a smoke screen to hide behind and cover up evil deeds with hopes that past mistakes will never resurface.
Interestingly, Nick’s psychoanalysis of his friends is easily understood. Throughout the book Nick was very clear about his feelings towards the people he interacted with. The blatant disregard for his feelings in their dealings was a tale-tell sign that Nick was not only out of his league, he was a much better person than the heartless people he had called his friends. Nick had to learn things the hard way and at times the hard way is the worst way, but the life lesson will never be forgotten.
The Great Gatsby, a must read for bookworms and non-bookworms alike. The novel considered to be one greatest of American Literature. As a critic, it is respectfully agreed.
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