I’m sure most of you are aware that The Great Gatsby movie is coming out in May. Leo as Gatsby? Oh, my heart. BUT. Today we are talking about the book, not the movie. The Great Gatsby just happens to be one of my favorite books. I encourage all of you to read it before you see the movie. It’s a tragic story. Jay Gatsby is a wealthy, mysterious man who throws elaborate parties. Gatsby is in love with Daisy Buchanan but they have been apart for five years. My favorite part of the book is this beautifully written paragraph of their first meeting in five years.
“…I saw that the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby’s face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as to the quality of his present happiness. Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams—not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
Honestly, one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read. F. Scott Fitzgerald knew what he was doing.
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