So, NGE was basically to film what The Great Gatsby was to literature.
No, Gatsby was shit, Evangelion was not
That's pretty accurate for a generic comparison. They're both held on a really high pedestal and are very easy for anyone to get into. And teenagers get all up their own ass about both of them.
What is the "In the Court of the Crimson King" of anime?
What is the Great Gatsby a deconstruction of?
What is the anime equivalent to this album?
What's the Master and Margarita of anime?
We have this thread every other day, don't worry about it too much.
You'll get used to it.
I never liked The Great Gatsby. In my satirical highschool English paper on the book I subtly asserted that Fitzgerald was sexist, racist, and overall a Nazi (before the Nazis were a thing). I remember that the sinker for that claim was that after
Gatsby died in the poolFitzgerald wrote that the "Holocaust was complete". He had no good reason to use that word; it connotes fire and Gatsby died in water.
Steinbeck, Vonnegut, Nabokov, and Tom Robins are way better.
it's funny how Americans think that The Great Gatsby is some kind of landmark of literature when really it's just an alright, smallish novel without much interesting to it. It says a lot about American literature that that's widely considered their great work.
>Comparing one of the most influential pieces of literature in the past 200 years, the prime example of post modernism as a whole, to a mecha anime with a neurotic MC made in the mid 90's.
Not even /a/ is this autistic