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The Great Gatsby Prezi

Great Gatsby
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By: Melania Tuttle & Erica Ziranski The Great Gastby The Roaring 20's Plot Points Plot Points Plot Points Plot Points Plot Points Plot Points In 1919, the passage of the 18th amendment made selling, creating, and moving alcohol illegal in the United States. The amendment was created to lessen crime, instead it only created more. This is when people such as Al Capone appeared. And people created speakeasies.
In 1921 the first Miss America pageant took place with a total of eight contestants in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The winner was a 16 year old girl, Margaret Gorman, from Washington, DC.
In the 1920's "Flappers" came about, this was a term to describe young women who dressed in revealing clothing and had shorter hair styles. Could be also known as cigarette smokers. Chapter 1: Chapter 2: Chapter 3: Chapter 4: Chapter 5: Chapter 6: In chapter one we are introduced to the narrator and the characters. Nick introduces West Egg and East Egg to us and goes to meet Daisy and Tom Buchanan for dinner, and we learn Tom is a racist. Nick also learns from Jordan that Tom has a lover in New York. At the end of the chapter Nick sees Gatsby for the first
time staring at a green light from his
porch. Nick describes the valley of ashes and how it lies between East and West Egg. When Tom and Nick are riding the train Tom forces Nick off the train to George Wilsons garage where Nick meets Toms Lover, and George Wilsons wife, Myrtle. She is very stocky. Tom throws a party at his
apartment in New York, he gives Myrtle
a puppy and soon after she begins
chanting Daisy's name, "Daisy Daisy
Daisy ill say it all I want Dai--.." Then Tom
strikes her in the face and breaks her
nose. This chapter reveals Tom is
very abusive. Nick gets invited to, and attends, one of Gatsby's parties. Gatsby is well known for having very luxurious and extravagant parties. There is liquor flowing freely and very loud, roaring people. Nick and Jordan set out to find Gatsby but instead run in
to owl eyes, who is found in Gatsby's
library reading books. Nick and Gatsby
have an awkward first encounter
because Nick didnt know he was
talking to Gatsby and began
making comments about the host. Owl eyes gets in an automobile accident
and acts like its no big deal. Gatsby starts to tell Nick about his past but it seems very hard to believe, he said he is the son of very rich deceased parents from the mid west. As their on their way to the city Gatsby's car speeds through the valley of ashes and he gets pulled over, as soon as the cop sees him pull out a white card he is then let
go with no questions asked. Gatsby takes Nick to lunch where they meet Meyer Wolfsheim who claims he is responsible for fixing the 1919 world
series. Nick then sees Jordan Baker who reveals Gatsby and Daisy's past. Nick agrees to invite Daisy over for
tea so that Gatsby and Daisy can be reunited, Gatsby is overjoyed. At first the meeting is very awkward, but then
it gets better. Gatsby invites Daisy to his house to show her his accomplishments. Nick learns about "Jay Gatz" and his
early life. Jay Gatz worked for a man named Cody who was an alcoholic who left him $25,000 but he could not claim it because of Codys mistress.
Tom stops for a drink at Gatsby's where Gatsby tells him he knows Daisy, Tom is suspicious on how they
know each other. Tom and Daisy
go to Gatsby's party where they both
have an unpleasant time and Tom
tells her Gatsby is a bootlegger. Plot Points Chapter 7: Begins in Tom and Daisy's house.
They move to the Plaza Hotel Tom calls out Gatsby for being a big time bootlegger. On the way to the hotel Tom & Gatsby switch cars. On the way home Daisy drives Gatsby's car. Shes speeding and Myrtle runs out because she thinks its Tom. Daisy runs Myrtle over and kills her on the spot. Gatsby tells Nick he is going to take the blame. Plot Points Chapter 8: Nick goes and sees Gatsby. Gatsby tells him that he waited until four in the morning for Daisy and nothing happened and Tom did not hurt her. He tells Nick about how he courted Daisy in 1917, and he loved her for her youth and vitality. The gardener tells Gatsby hes going to drain the pool but Gatsby insists on having it open one more day. George Wilson insists on finding Myrtles killer, the driver of the car. George Wilson goes to Gatsby's house and shoots him while hes laying in the pool on an air matress, then George Wilson shoots himself. Nick rushes to Gatsbys mansion to find them both dead. Plot Points Chapter 3: Nick gets invited to, and attends, one of Gatsby's parties. Gatsby is well known for having very luxurious and extravagant parties. There is liquor flowing freely and very loud, roaring people. Nick and Jordan set out to find Gatsby but instead run in
to owl eyes, who is found in Gatsby's
library reading books. Nick and Gatsby
have an awkward first encounter
because Nick didnt know he was
talking to Gatsby and began
making comments about the host. Owl eyes gets in an automobile accident
and acts like its no big deal. Plot Points Chapter 9: Nick writes about Gatsbys funeral two years later. He claims the rumors and gossiping only got more exaggerated. He tries to throw Gatsby a big funeral but all of Gatsbys former friends have either disappeared or refuse to come. Tom and Daisy moved away with no forwarding address. Nick breaks off his relationship with Jordan and moves back to the midwest. On his last night in west egg he goes and visits Gatsbys mansion. He erases words written on Gatsbys steps and goes and lays on gatsbys beach outside and looks up and thinks about how closely gatsbys life echoed the american dream. Symbols The Green Light: The green light represents Daisy's house, it also represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams. This plays in the story because Gatsby looks at the light from his house, in hopes that someday him and Daisy will be back together. The Eyes of T J Eckleburg: The eyes of T J Eckleburg mean god is always watching you. This is important because in the end of the book in chapter 9 George Wilson Mentions the eyes of T J Eckleburg and that is what makes him go to kill Gatsby. Gatsby's Books: Gatsby's books actually have pages and writing in them which shows that he is a real person. In the 1920's mostly everyone was fake, and this revealed about Gatsby how he actually had feelings, and a life. Themes You cant repeat the past ("Of Course you can, old sport.") This theme is what Gatsby told Nick in the story. It proved to be true because once Gatsby and Daisy were reunited again they fell in love like they were when they were younger. Money and Wealth The statement money and wealth ties into the book The Great Gatsby because in the book Gatsby has all the money you could ever want or need but he still is unsatisfied with life. Money means nothing to Gatsby he'd rather have love with Daisy. Also in the book when they were younger, Daisy's parents didnt approve of Gatsby because he was in the army and was not wealthy. This led her to marry Tom because he was rich. This leads us to the theme statement "Money cant buy you happiness." Love The Statement love ties into the story because the whole book Gatsby is trying to find a way to meet Daisy again so they can fall in love. And also Tom cheats on Daisy with Myrtle which could make others assume he dosent love either one. A theme statement could be to some love means happiness. Geography West Egg The newly rich, located on long island. It is home to those who have made their fortunes recently and do not have the money or social connections to move to East Egg. More traditional then East Egg. Where Gatsby and Nick live. East Egg Represents old aristocracy. Home to those of people that have social connections. The East represents moral decay of New York. This is where Daisy and Tom live. Valley Of Ashes Between East and West Egg. It represents the moral and social decay of wealth. It shows that the rich didnt care about anything and it also represents the poor. This is where George Wilson and Myrtle live. Color Gold Represents success, being wealthy, happiness, and extreme value. In the book they call it the "golden age" at Gatsby's party they compare the turkeys to turning to gold. In the book there is a contrast between grey and gold. This color is associated with Jordan Baker. Blue This color represents sadness or being unhappy. Blue is the color of Gatsby's garden, Gatsby goes there when he is sad. Tom's car is also blue. After myrtles death George Wilson is in a "blue" mood. Yellow Sometimes the color Gold at Gatsby's house turns to yellow. Representing that richness only lasts for a short period of time. Jordan's color is Gold yet all the things she admires is yellow. Jordan remembers the two yellow dresses and Daisys daughters hair is old and yellow. Gatsbys car is yellow. White White stands for innocence and being morally correct. This color represents Daisy. Green Green means "not faded." When Gatsby is sitting on his dock looking at the green light on Daisy's deck this represents that his love for Daisy is still there and he still has hope for them. Red Toms anger is represented by the color red. Weather Fitzgerald uses weather to represent emotion. When Gatsby and Daisy are reunited it begins to pour rain which represents the situation being awkward. But when they seem to be happy and getting along the sun begins to come back out. When Gatsby and Tom have their confrontation it happens on the hottest day of the year. When Gatsby is killed by Wilson it happens on the first day of autumn and there is a chill in the air. This shows a stop of time where fitzgerald tried to show a representation of Gatsby and Daisys relationship stopping like it did five years ago. Characters Gatsby Quote: "Old Sport..."
He is very mysterious, rich and living well.
He is in love with Daisy and is always throwing luxurious parties.
He proves to be the center and main focus of the book. And gets murdered in the end for taking the fall of hitting and killing Myrtle.
He is tall and handsome, and dresses well. Daisy Quote: "I hope she is a pretty little fool."
She is simple, blonde, naive, and married for money.
Her parents prevented her from seeing Gatsby when he is in the army and she is engaged quickly afterward. She meets with Gatsby behind Tom's back and knows Tom cheats with Myrtle.
She is tall, pretty, blonde, and innocent. Myrtle Quote: "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy ill say it all I want Dais...."
She is the mistress of Tom and thinks shes better then she really is, and shes also a gold digger. She wants to be more then she really is to Tom. She talks out of place and gets Tom to buy her things, like a puppy.
Killed at the end of the story by Daisy.
She is very stocky, and built like a man. Fitzgerald uses weather to represent emotion. When Gatsby and Daisy are reunited it begins to pour rain which represents the situation being awkward. But when they seem to be happy and getting along the sun begins to come back out. When Gatsby and Tom have their confrontation it happens on the hottest day of the year. When Gatsby is killed by Wilson it happens on the first day of autumn and there is a chill in the air. This shows a stop of time where fitzgerald tried to show a representation of Gatsby and Daisys relationship stopping like it did five years ago. Summary
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