The Great Gatsby Movie Review

First, before I get into the movie review, I want to make a small statement about my expectations of film adaptations: I don't ever imagine that a movie can encompass the depth and breadth of any novel; it's virtually impossible to include all elements an author puts into a novel. What I look for in … Continue reading The Great Gatsby Movie Review

The Great Gatsby: Chapter 3

The reader finally meets Gatsby in Chapter 3. What's intriguing about this chapter is that Nick plays with the myth that surrounds Gatsby by presenting him as a magician or an actor of sorts, putting on a big show for all his guests. The elaborateness of the ruse culminates when Nick describes Gatsby's confidence-filled smile, … Continue reading The Great Gatsby: Chapter 3