Literature: The Pleasures and the Pains

I love reading. According to my mom, I taught myself to read when I was very young, starting with stop signs, and I can remember spending hours in her office 'writing' on a little blackboard. In pre-school, while the other kids were learning to read my teacher made me go and sit at the back of the class and sort out her cards - probably because I was acting like a know-it-all and spoiling it for t...
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The Great Gatsby ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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This was a non-compulsory essay I wrote in first year English. The Great Gatsby has become one of my favourite novels - i love F. Scott Fitzgerald's descriptive writing. The essay topic was a discussion of who was responsible for Jay Gatsby's death: Jay Gatsby – a man who “sprang from his Platonic conception of himself” (p95); who was “preyed on” (p8) by those who shared a parallel existence wi...
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