Books and Movies Reviews

Great Gatsby4

Defined by a book of current literary terms, a climax is “the arrangement of a
series of ideas or expressions in ascending order of importance or emphasis; the last term
of the arrangement; a culmination.” Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald during the roaring 20’s,
The Great Gatsby provides a look into the upper class circle of the East and West
Villages of New York City. Known as East and West Egg in the novel, Fitzgerald,
through the eyes of bachelor, portrays a cynical view of the high social society and the
morality which it lacks. This scarcity of ethics ultimately causes the downfall of their
hollow world in a clatter of broken hearts and mislead minds. The climax of The Great
Gatsby takes place in a New York Hotel suite when, after many hints toward the reason
for Gatsby’s company, the true nature of his presence is revealed to Tom Buchanan.
Ever since Jay Gatsby returned from World War I, which swept him away from
his boyhood love Daisy, he has made every indirect effort to make contact and rekindle
her love for him. Even with the knowledge that she is married and leads a separate life
from his, Gatsby, without regrets, lives his life for her. When, at long last, he has the
chance to interact with Daisy, he capitalizes on it immediately. With the assistance of
Jordan Baker and his neighbor Nick Carraway (Daisy’s second cousin), Gatsby arranges a
meeting with Daisy. At this meeting the two hearts are reunited and again would be one,
if not for the plate glass barrier of Daisy’s marriage to Tom Buchanan which separates
them. Originally held apart by a young boys’ ineptitude to provide for a wealthy girl,
Daisy is now held back by a seemingly insincere knot of matrimony. This keeps the all
important bonds of love to be formed between the two former lovers. Tom, a wealthy
man with family history, is enlightened to the existence of this perennial relationship in a
slow weave of events which explode into the cli…

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