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Dreams: The great Gatsby and Macbeth

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Francesca Tomarchio

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Transcript of Dreams: The great Gatsby and Macbeth

Goals: The Great Gatsby

By: Julia, Francesca, Alana, Natalie and Anna
The Importance of Goals
The Great Gatsby
How to Make Successful Goals
SMART System
-The result or achievement toward
which effort is directed
If you don't set goals for yourself, you don't have anything to motivate you

When you achieve your goal you feel good about yourself, which raises self worth

In order to achieve big you have to dream big
By : F.Scott Fitzgerald
Gatsby's Goals
To be with Daisy
Wants Daisy to say she never loved Tom
Wants to stop time
Become a part of the East Egg crowd
Became very wealthy by illegal affairs (eg. bootlegging). Dan Cody helped Gatsby to achieve wealth.

Reconnected with Daisy, with the help of Nick.

Reconnecting with Daisy helped Gatsby 'stop time', only for a little while.
Daisy couldn't said she never loved Tom, which wasn't enough for Gatsby.

Gatsby couldn't fully stop time and go back to when he and Daisy were in love.

Pammy, Daisy's daughter, was a constant reminder to Gatsby of why he couldn't stop time. Pammy is a symbol of how at one point in time Daisy did love Tom.
Gatsby's Downfall
Believes that fantasy is reality
Lives in the past
Inability to see through and beyond illusions

E.g. 1) He made the dream appear so good in his head but in reality it didn't turn out like he thought.
2) He constantly wants to go back 5 years ago and wasn't able to move on.
3) Wasn't able to see that Daisy wasn't worth it.
4) People didn't respect him.
Other Characters Goals
To move to New York and get involved in the bond business
To help Gatsby be with Daisy

Marry a man who is wealthy
For her daughter Pammy to be a beautiful little fool. "I hope she'll be a fool, that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."

To obtain complete superiority over everyone else

To succeed in life in any way possible
E.g. When she cheated in the golf tournament.
By : William Shakespeare
Macbeth's Goals
To be the King of Scotland
Have more power (wealth/ social standing)
His goal was forced upon himself when he met the witches and also when his wife pushed him to go through with it.
Became Thane of Cawdor

Kills Duncan with a dagger while he was sleeping in his chamber

Kills chamberlains to cover up the fact that he killed Duncan. He says he did this out of anger and devotion

Became King

Hires 2 murderers to kill Banquo in the darkness

Hires murderers to kill Lady Macduff and her children

Killed young Siward while trying to protect his castle
Fleance escapes

He was too confident when he heard the 3 prophecies

Was not able to kill Macduff

Lady Macbeth revealed the truth and commit suicide

Was not able to inspire loyalty from his soldiers

Relied too much on other people to do the dirty work
Macbeth's Downfall
His ambition
" If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me". -Macbeth

He wants to be king without stirring the pot

Once the witches told him he would be Thane of Cawdor, Lady Macbeth got him to believe that he could be king if he put destiny in his own hands.
This resulted in Macbeth turning to darkness which led to his death.
Other Characters Goals
With the persuasion of Macduff, his goal was to also kill his father's murderer.

To kill Macbeth

Lady Macbeth
To make Macbeth king that way she will be queen and have more power

Some may say their goal was to stir the pot (metaphorically and literally)
SMART Goals: Gatsby
was specific
to get enough money; to impress Daisy; get a house across the lake from her; throw parties to attract her; and to ultimately be with her

progress was measured
seeing Daisy at Nicks house; their affair; her going to his party; them being together more and more each day

"there must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his allusion".
the goal was pure. It was because he truly loved Daisy and wanted to be with her

was not realistic
cannot go back to 5 years ago or stop time
he doesn't fit in with East Egg because he is new money not old wealth

would've kept going until he reached the goal
(time based)
SMART Goals: Macbeth
was specific
to become king

progress was measured
Duncan's assassination showed progress to reaching his goal to be king

was not attainable
Macbeth wanted to be king but didn't want to cause problems in order to achieve it
Lady Macbeth was the one who pushed him to kill Duncan
some may argue it was the witches who chose his fate by putting the dagger in front of him

the goal was realistic
the actions in order to become king are difficult but can be done due to his high social standing

it was a time based goal
when he decided he was going to murder Duncan, he knew that it was now or never, therefore his goal was time based.
(time based)
S- Specific : the goal has to be as specific as possible.

M-Measurable : measure your progress

A- Attainable : the goal should be meaningful to you, so you are motivated

R- Realistic : choose a goal that you are confident you can reach but will stretch yourself

T- Time Based : you need to set a time that you will achieve your goal by
1. What are the differences and/or
similarities between the characters
in Macbeth and Gatsby?
2. In the future, when you set goals, are you going to be concerned about the potential risks in seeing what happened to Macbeth and Gatsby?
3. Gatsby and Macbeth both had different goals, which goal do you believe led to a greater downfall?
4. Do you think that Gatsby or Macbeth can be deemed successful?
5. What are your smart goals?
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