Discussion (Let us know what you think at the discussion board): Fitzgerald used the imagery of colors to represent certain ideas.
Can you describe an instance of this imagery and what it
represents? Can you find instances of imagery besides those of colors?
What do you think the "moral of the story" is? (there are certainly NUMEROUS answers to this one!)
Submit a Review or Quote For "The Great Gatsby"
This was the second time I've read The Great Gatsby and I think I enjoyed it even more this time than the first. There's nothing
really fantastic about the story itself...a rich, unhappy, and unfaithful married couple caught in a love triangle, but the way it is
narrated by the character Nick, and set against the backdrop of the glamorous 20's really gives this story a charm. Nick is the
"innocent bystander" to the story, and reveals Gatsby's side of the story to us in a way that makes Gatsby a quite likeable protaganist,
despitse his connections with underhanded business and mobsters.
I found myself with no shortage of quotable passages (see "links of interest" above), and I was hooked after reading
the first chapter. All of this coupled with the ironic twist at the end of the book makes it a book that should not be missed!
Sharon (July 2000)