1. The story
The Great Gatsby is a classic, beautiful and tragic love story. For the ones that haven’t read the book: I don’t want to spoil too much about the story, but I do want to give a small synopsis. I probably won’t say anything that would not be on the back of the dvd case, but skip the next (small) part if you want to stay totally clueless ;) Anyway, what is it about and why is it so great? The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carreway, who finds himself talking to his shrink about his past and his fascination with his old millionaire neighbour during his time in New York: Jay Gatsby. Gatsby lured Nick in with his lavish nouveau riche lifestyle, his mystery and glamorous parties, but Nick soon discovered that there was so much more to Gatsby’s story. Enter Daisy, the girl that Gatsby has been obsessed with for years and years. And somehow you know… this is not going to end well. Sounds a bit sad? Yes, it kind of is. But wow, it’s also so very beautiful. It touches on so many aspects of love (and life). The book (by F. Scott Fitzgerald) is a classic for a reason.