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Their eyes were watching god/ The Great Gatsby
Transcript of Their eyes were watching god/ The Great Gatsby
had a nice childhood
he went to Pinceton but his devotion to writing came at the expense of his schooling and he was put on academic probation
-- 1917 he dropout of school and joined the army
commissioned as second lieutenant in the infantry assigned outside Montgomery, Alabama
There he fell in love with an an 18 year old Zelda Sayre daughter of a supreme court judge
After he discharged he moved to New York hoping to start lucrative career so that Zelda would marry him
--His publication of "This Side of Paradise" in 1920
He starts throwing parties & writes more books
When the depression hit Zelda suffered a nervous breakdown and Fitzgerald struggled with alcoholism
He writes a few short stories and while working on his novel he
dies of a heart attack
POWER Wealth (Great Gatsby) Gender (TEWWG) Wealth (TEWWG) Gender (Gatsby) Conclusion Zora Neale Hurston "'Daisy! Daisy! Daisy! shouted Mrs. Wilson.
'I'll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai---'
Making a short deft movement Tom Buchanon broke her nose with his open hand"(41). Great Gatsby By: Scott F. Fitzgerald By: Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God "Before the week was over he had whipped Janie...being able to whip her reassured him in possession. No brutal beating at all. He just slapped her around a bit to show he was boss"(147). Ch 17 Thesis The characters express power by abusing their wealth and gender advantages. Similarities "Thank yuh fuh yo' compliments, but mah wife don't know nothin' 'bout no speech makin'. Ah never married her for nothin' lak dat. She's uh woman
and her place is in de home."(43) Ch 5 "You oughta throw somethin' over yo' shoulders befo' you go outside. You ain't no young pullet no mo''(77). ch 7 "'Is it a boy or a girl?'
'That dog? That dog's a boy.'
'It's a bitch, said Tom decisively. Here's your money. Go and buy ten more dogs with it.'"(32). "You did it, Tom. I know you didn't mean to but you did do it. That's what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great big hulking physical specimen.."(16). These books display that showing power through gender roles and wealth were important and acceptable parts of this time periods culture. Born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama
Her father was a Baptist preacher, tenant farmer, and carptenter -- He later became mayor of Eatonville
At 9 years old her mother died
Her father remarried but Zora's relationship with her step-mother was quickly deteriorating
Zora was then sent to school in Jacksonville, FL
Then she was passed relative as a house keeper Scott F. Fitzgerald "Mrs. Buchnanan... and Mr. Buchanan-" after an instant's hesitation he added: "the polo player"
"oh no," objected Tom quickly. "Not me."
But evidently the sound of it pleased Gatsby for Tom remained "the polo player" for the rest of the evening.
"I've never met so many celebrities!" Daisy exclaimed. (Pg. 111 Chapter 6) There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and he champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his motor-boats slid the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains." (Pg. 43 Chapter 3) "He ain't got no mo' land tuh give away. Yuh needs plenty money if yuh wants any mo'."
"Ah specks to pay him." (Pg. 37 Chapter 5) Take for instance that new
house of his. It had two stories with porches, with bannisters and such things. The rest of the town looked like servants' quarters surrounding the "big house." and different from everybody else in the town he put off moving in until it had been painter, in and out. And look at the way he painted it- a gloaty, sparkly white. (Pg. 47 Chapter 5)