Is it a Great Book?

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

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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. In this novel, Fitzgerald analyzes a reoccurring stereotype of the upper-class of society as being
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