[ It's different when you write about the novel right after (or maybe days after) you've finished reading it than writing about it after a month(s). So I end up recalling everything which takes time. Good thing I have my Field Notes notebook to jot down the things or points of the story. Who doesn't like writing ideas on a pretty notebook? Heh. ]
Sometimes having material pleasures doesn't mean you're going to be fully happy. Sometimes it makes you sad. Especially when your dreams are too difficult to achieve. It may seem to be very easy for you to achieve them but the truth is, wealth can not give you everything you want in life.
Everyone in this book seems to be unsatisfied and Jay Gatsby is no exception. Even if your dream is right there in front of you, it seems very difficult for you to get. Because no matter how rich you are, these material things can't buy all the happiness in the world.
This book is a good read. It tackles not just romance but issues such as moral values, economic status, poverty, and materialism among others. It is a story of hope, frustration and tragedy. Remember: money doesn't always equate to happiness.