Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A literary classic and one of my favourites! F. Scott Fitzgerald lets you go wild with your imagination and leaves you pondering over the story line hours after finishing. This book has many booktions which have been argued upon by the literary society, past and present. I, however, am interested in only four major ones:
  1. What happened to Daisy? Did she leave by her own choice or was she coerced into fleeing like a criminal by her husband?
  2. Who exactly is the Man with the Owl Eyed glasses? He seemed to have an inkling of Gatsby's fake stories and was the only other person to attend Gatsby's funeral.
  3. Why couldn't Gatsby ask Nick directly to invite Daisy for tea? Was there a reason for going through Jordan Baker who was notably a notorious liar?
  4. The day of Daisy's wedding, she has a letter in hand which she "squeezes up into a wet ball" and makes her to want to cancel her impending marriage. One would assume that this letter has some connection with Gatsby, but Fitzgerald does not explicitly tell us what's in that letter.
Have the answers or more questions? Let me know in the comments below.
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