The great gatsby written by fscott fitzgerald is a novel about people, mainly gatsby’s idea of the ‘american dream’ which can be compared easily to the catcher in the rye by jd salinger nick and jay gatsby are similar to holden caulfield. The catcher in the rye is a coming-of-age story--told by holden caulfield, with a sense of bitterness and cynicism one flew over the cuckoo's nest , by ken kesey, is a protest novel--told from chief bromden's point of view.
Summary: analyzes the f scott fitzgerald novel, the great gatsby compares similar romantic ideals found in characters nick carraway and jay gatsby to those found in holden caulfield in the novel the catcher in the rye, by jd salinger nick carraway and jay gatsby from the novel the great gatsby. In f scott fitzgerald’s novel the great gatsby, gatsby is a man who can be compared to holden caulfield from jd salinger’s catcher in the rye jay gatsby and holden caulfield are both caught up in their unattainable dreams and first love and as a result struggle with an obsession of their past.
The great gatsby vs the catcher and the rye cont nick carraway and holden caulfield is both opposite in the sense of personalities, nick is very honest, “everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: i am of the few honest people that i have ever known”(fitzgerald 69. The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald is used in many classrooms as a prime example of the american experience or dream though drastically different in many ways, these same english classrooms use the catcher in the rye by jd salinger as a variation on that same experience.