So I saw The Great Gatsby last night with my mom… Personally, I quite enjoyed myself! Perhaps benefitting from hindsight clarity, Leonardo seemed to be made to play the part of Gatsby. From his debonair mannerisms to his explosive mental schism, Leonardo brought F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s main character to life on the big screen once again. Having not read the novel in several years, I was taken off guard by the exquisitely tragic ending of the tale. Nick Carraway’s narration of the events therein has a raw poignancy about it that makes you want to befriend him, or at least hug him. One of my favorite lines was a thought Nick uttered towards the beginning of his stay in the city: “I was both enchanted and disgusted by the inexhaustible variety of life.” I wonder if that is a nearly universally relatable juxtaposition.

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