Is it a Great Book?

Is it a Great Book? - Kevin Flammia Western Literature II...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Kevin Flammia Western Literature II January 15, 2008 Is it a Great Book? “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (Fitzgerald). This is the concluding line to The Great Gatsby , which describes the goals and dreams that people create, which give wonderful ideas of what an idealistic life could be like. But no matter how hard a person tries, these idealistic goals will never become fully obtainable. This quote summarizes a major moral in The Great Gatsby , and it teaches society a lesson that will always be applicable to humanity, a key factor when considering The Great Gatsby a Great Book. Additionally, this novel is inexhaustible and something new can be discovered with each additional reading, and the ideas that it addresses have been occupying the minds of humanity for thousands of years.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern