Considered the defining novel of the 1920s, The Great Gatsby is determined a masterpiece by the literary world. It has even been referred to as “the great American novel,” with Twain’s Huckleberry Finn being the only rival. I DON’T THINK SO!! Fitzgerald is not in the same league as Twain, and The Great Gatsby shouldn’t be mentioned in the same sentence as Huck. It is an interesting novel of the decadence and superficiality of the era, and serves as a warning to our similar age and people. It is worth reading, but not all would agree that it deserves the status of a classic.