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MGTOW Notes: The Great Gatsby

By David Futrelle

Are you studying The Great Gatsby for high school English? Well, you’re in luck: one thoughtful contributor to the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit has provided this useful short reader’s (or watcher’s) guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s more famous work.

Thanks for nothing, Daisy, indeed!

I think that about covers it all, except perhaps for those bits about the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.

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Mrs Morley
Mrs Morley
1 year ago

I didn’t much like Gatsby, but I suspect that’s because I found Nick and Gatsby both utterly boring. Mind you, I felt that way about most of the characters created by Fitzgerald and Hemingway. (I liked Faulkner as a teen, but that might’ve been because my father did)

I found Bonfire really fun. Perhaps because I knew a few Masters of the Universe.

Chris Oakley
Chris Oakley
1 year ago

@Trying: Calling it “surface level analysis” is giving this jerk too much credit. Guarantee he barely skimmed the book.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Chris Oakley
He didn’t even do that: he watched the movie, and probably didn’t pay much attention at all. If this was written for an English class, even the most generous teacher would give an instant F.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
1 year ago

MGTOW Cliff Notes

Great Gatsby

Women are horrible.

Anna Karenina

Women are horrible.

Animal Farm

Women are horrible.

Silent Spring

Feminism is cancer.

Battering Lamb
Battering Lamb
1 year ago

If this was written for an English class, even the most generous teacher would give an instant F.

A truly generous teacher would give him two.

I recall reading the book in high school and not much caring for it. Except some snarky descriptions like ‘she yawned in my face elegantly’ the protagonist provided.

Still miles above most literature I read in my native language though (most of that was style without substance IMO). This at least had a story.

Naglfar
Naglfar
1 year ago

@Buttercup
If they read Animal Farm I get the feeling they’d be big fans of Napoleon, instead of that soy boy cuck simp Snowball.

They’d never read Silent Spring, it’s by a woman.

Kimstu
Kimstu
1 year ago

I mean, sure, Daisy in The Great Gatsby is kind of a shitty person (even though her poor-little-rich-girl flashback does make her character somewhat more sympathetic). Some women in real life are kind of shitty people, too. That’s what being a human being means: some individuals in pretty much any demographic category are kind of shitty people.

It takes MGTOW-brand misogynist illogic to leap from “this particular fictional female character is kind of a shitty person” to “oh woes women as a group are all so shitty”.

Jarnsaxa
Jarnsaxa
1 year ago

Let’s not forget that Fitzgerald plagiarized from his wife, but he’s the one who gets taught in English classes and she is not.

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