Novels, Novellas, Narratives · Writer's Quotes

Speakeasy, Tragedy, and The Great Gatsby

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Say hello to the newest promo! If you’ve read the book, you’ll understand why that single strand of cigarette smoke is so important. 😉 With that said, onto the rest of the blog post…

“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Among a lot of things, F. Scott nailed this one. Take the Great Gatsby and try to read it without the tragedy that drips from its pages. You’d have an unrealistic approach to human behavior, which isn’t bad but its certainly not appreciated to readers. Although tragedy is heartbreaking and usually unfair, its what makes the story. If we can’t feel for the characters, then there’s no point in reading. The hero has to sacrifice and emotionally bleed in order to offset the heroism that is their legacy.

The Great Gatsby portrayed it. Speakeasy portrays it. Its the bitterness that makes the story so sweet.

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