I agree with this! While I liked Pride and Prejudice better, I think Gatsby is a great glimpse into that time period and Fitzgerald is a really great writer!tvonbrachel wrote: ↑04 Sep 2018, 22:29These novels are very difficult to compare/contrast. The category of classic books is very, very broad, and we see it here with Pride and Prejudice and The Great Gatsby. They, obviously, are romantic novels, but to claim that one is better than the other is simply a matter of opinion, and what someone may be looking for in a book. Personally, I would always choose The Great Gatsby, but that's simply because I love Fitzgerald's writing flow, and I can't get enough of the overall story. This may only be because it was one of the first classics I've ever read, so it holds a special place in my heart. As for other people, they may be looking for something a little deeper in a novel. It all just depends, really.
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I think both Pride and Prejudice and the Great Gatsby are very amazing books but for some reason, I've always preferred the Great Gatsby. I don't know why, maybe it's because I was really young when I read Pride and Prejudice and I wasn't just ready for it. The book to me was boring and it dragged on and on and on but the Great Gatsby is different. There is just something appealing the American dream, bootlegging and the light at the end of the lawn where Tom Buchanan's property joined with Jay Gatsby's.
There is a melancholic tone to the parties, the strings that connected the characters, the death of Myrtle, the lies told by Tom Buchanan, the history between Daisy and Jay which led to most of the events in the book and finally the death of Jay Gatsby is the symbol of the typical American man in the 20s chasing the American. The blue light at the end of the lawn.
The only thing I can remember about Pride and Prejudice is a lady playing the piano so forgive me if I prefer Fitzgerald to Austen.
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Whilst taking on the task of going off-topic, I will say this.
I married and loved Pride and Prejudice because she inspired me.
The Great Gatsby, will always, remain close to my heart..As the read that got away.
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