The Great Gatsby is such a deep book (subsequently film) with numerous symbolic meanings and themes. I have only picked out a handful that I believe are the top tips reflected in life that I retrieved from it: -One of the deepest tragedies is having wealth, fame, money, “friends”, everything, except the one you truly love. Nothing is enough to fill that void during the darkest hours when you are alone looking out into the deep dark blue sea(at the green light), and only seeing a dot of light so close yet so far you can never reach it. -People can fall and sometimes they fall so deep in love. Then there are people who are cruel and cruel beyond words. Sometimes social and moral values can decay beyond recognition.
-The “American Dream” for fast pace, fame, wealth, pleasure and money can at times be very hollow in reality.
-Being “great” may be a curse. -Great love can slip out of your grasp and no matter how much you try to retrieve it, time and so much would have shifted around you, yet your feeling haven’t changed but that may not be enough.
-Life may seem like many great parties but if you take the time to look under the surfaces of those parties and the people attending them, you will see the cracks that hide the truths.
Nick Carraway: “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”