My Rating: 5 Stars
Definitely one of the greatest American novel of all time and one of my all-time favourites.
It's a book that explores the lack of morality of the high-class, the vanity and shallowness of the people that are incapable of thinking of anyone but themselves. It explores the reality, that dreams don't always come true and that pretending to be someone else in order to achieve the high-expectations that others have of us comes with a price.
(SPOILER ALERT!) On the other hand, Fitzgerald creates a character that, in my opinion, has the end he deserved, in a sense where death is better than having to live with the disappointment and betrayal of the only woman he loved and that he tried so hard to prove his love. The discovery would have killed him in more ways than one, it would be destroyed his innocence and naivety that something good might happen if you have the patience to wait. He died believing in her, thinking that she loved him, and even if it's a lie, for him it was enough.
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.