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A Great Gatsby Review

Updated on July 26, 2016


A Personal Point of View

The first time I read the book " The Great Gatsby", I had been a teenager. I recall this book to have been my favorite story book at the time. I later watched the 1974 film of The Great Gatsby and was left emotionally touched. Years had gone by and although I recalled the book and movie being a favorite of mine, yet I forgot why.

I was privileged to see the movie in theaters this past year and remembered why this story was a favorite of mine.

A Personal Point of View Elaborated

I have always admired the roaring 1920's era - The style of clothing, the cars, the exquisite lush lifestyles and the beauty of the Baroque architecture of the 1600's in a Modern Victorian age.

I reflect upon the story of The Great Gatsby in my memory and would like to share with you why this has been a favorite story of mine and what holds its value in my perception;

Other than the era and the styles, I reflect upon the characters and the story point of view in my opinion.

It was not Nick whom plays a major role as well as narrates the film, and it was not Daisy that pulled at my heart strings. But it was, The Great Gatsby. Not because of the actors reputation or looks, nor the lavish lifestyle he portrayed.

For me it was the character and the transformation that The Great Gatsby portrays. In some cases his character is a bit delusional in believing that no matter how much time has past or changes have occurred in Daisy's life, he would in fact win her heart over again. And provide her with everything and more.

From a deeper heart felt space I admire the dedication and the determination that, The Great Gatsby portrays. It seemed to me that he spent his adult life emerging from nothing to something as he was guided by the memory of his fascination and love for Daisy.

Love never dies and when we follow our heart and truly listen to who and what lives in our heart - we can never loose. In my opinion, living in the 20th century (and being a bit old fashioned in my own ways), I believe that The Great Gatsby character is one to be replicated in a sense. It seems that in todays day and age, a dedicated and true heart is hard to come by. Yet, these characters in real life are like finding diamonds in the sand.

Written by LEGold


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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      Thanks for your commentary! I am certain that your Mom had lots of stories to tell of her time:0)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thanks for your review and article, I enjoyed reading it. My parents were in that era and Mother wore some similar clothes, so it's an interesting read for me.

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      Thank you for your commentary and your vote rose-the planner.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I have read the book, watched the original movie adaptation and plan on watching the remake. Can you tell that I am a fan, lol! Great article and review. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose