Leo and water don't go together

As this is my last blog entry for this project I'm going to try reader, and work on things I did not focus on in my previous entry's. Take note of the word 'try'. As I have around 13 days of school left and library books are due in two days I get to focus on the books I have not read that have collected dust for months at a time. You know when you buy a book and think 'yea I'd read this' and the cheap price at the garage sale you found it out closes the deal but deep down you know it might take years before you sit down and read it? No? Very well, putting that aside lately I have found myself making a list in my head of books I want to read over the summer. Because I'm focusing on glowing up mentally right now and there's no better place to start than acclaimed literature.

Although I did review a passage from Othello by William Shakespeare and claimed it as my AP book there were still books on the AP list I have wanted to read to for years. For example, or really the AP title I am writing about today is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald because I always told myself 'Anna if you want to watch the movie you have to attempt to read the book'. After finishing it last week I read the last page crying to the point I had to just take a break and collect my thoughts. I know like all books there are mixed reviews and I might look silly to someone who feels the need to find criticism in every acclaimed book. But, and spoilers aside, I pictured Gatsby as Leonardo DiCaprio the whole time and he was and still is my major celebrity crush.

Cliche I know, but my watering eyes were reduced to waterfalls after reading the last line of The Great Gatsby, So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” 
As Nick is not one to follow blindly and throughout the novel was openly critical to the reader of Gatsby's actions this last line as a testament to Gatsby's life appears to be his way of making sense to the tragedy of Gatsby's end. He spent his whole adult life chasing a love that had been long dead. Which in the end made me dispize Daisy in her actions towards Gatsby in the end. But putting the storyline aside Fitzgerald's metaphor extends to everyone's life not just that of the American dream of the 1920's. We are all weighed down by the past, some more than others, but the point of  remembering our past is to know to keep going. Focusing on the good memories instead of moving on will effect you the same as focusing on the bad ones. Time exists for a reason, pain does not go away it just gets easier to handle, and now, I am crying.

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  1. "You know when you buy a book and think 'yea I'd read this' and the cheap price at the garage sale you found it out closes the deal but deep down you know it might take years before you sit down and read it?" - Yeah, I do know that feeling.

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