The Great Gatsby includes plenty of elements that are likely to be highly engaging for adolescent readers. From the very first moment Gatsby is introduced at one of his parties, Fitzgerald creates him as a larger than life character. “I’m Gatsby,” he said suddenly. “I thought you knew, old sport. I’m afraid I’m not a very good host.” He smiled understandingly—much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.” Watching the romance between Gatsby and the one he has been talking about will make many adolescent readers happy especially if they like romance and courtship. One of the key scenes in the novel is the very first meeting between Gatsby and Daisy.
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