The Great Gatsby is an absolute classic. I am in 11th grade and have been assigned to read this novel, and it is by far one of the greater novels I have ever read. It represents the "American Dream". To Gatsby, this was to win his love, Daisy, back. She was a superficial woman who didn't know much of what love really was. Gatsby was a great character. His whole life was devoted to Daisy, but Daisy..just as the other rich of that time, was reckless, careless, and cared only about wealth. Also, Nick did not wake up with a man..In order to fully understand this book, you have to look beyond the text. You have to understand what the American Dream is...I suggest everyone should read The Great Gatsby..It is an EXCELLENT piece of work.