ÃÂThe Great GatsbyÃÂ is F. Scott FitzgeraldÃÂs greatest success. It was published in 1926, yet it is still a very relevant novel today. The story is not a complicated one; it is that of a group of young people in New York, and how their lives intertwine. However, the novel is much more complex than that. There are many factors contributing to making this story an interesting one; the themes, the symbols, the beauty of FitzgeraldÃÂs language and also, using Nick Carraway as an engaged narrator.
Nick Carraway is a young man, who moves to New York in the spring of 1922 ÃÂto learn the bond businessÃÂ. He rents a ÃÂclapboard house in between millionaire mansionsÃÂ in West Egg, right next door to Jay Gatsby. One day, Nick receives an invitation to a party at GatsbyÃÂs house; he decides to go and there meets his mysterious neighbour. Over time Nick realizes Gatsby is in love with Daisy, NickÃÂs cousin.
Nick brings the two lovebirds together, upon which they start an affair. Their lives and the lives of several other characters henceforth come together to form the wonderful story of ÃÂThe Great GatsbyÃÂ.
Nick Carraway is the narrator who also has a role in the plot, therefore he not only helps push the story along, but he can describe in detail about the encounters he has had. At the very start of the novel, when he meets Tom and Daisy Buchanan he introduces them to the reader from his own past experiences. He describes Tom as a man who has reached ÃÂan acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savours of anti-climaxÃÂ, which helps us really identify the kind of man Tom is. Later he re-introduces Gatsby and Daisy to one-another, allowing the plot to truly commence. He lets...