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Sarah Ciegelski & Isabel Ardern
Transcript of Sarah Ciegelski & Isabel Ardern
About the author
Facts about the book
Our opinion about the book
About the Author
Francis Scott Fitzgerald
*24 September 1896
Published 'The Great Gatsby' in 1925
Wrote several books and short stories
Became famous after his death in 1940
Narrator of the story
Cousin of Daisy Buchanan
Lives in a small house next to Gatsby
Title-caracter of the novel
Is in love with Daisy
Was raised in a poor family
Earns his money by bootlegging
Throws fancy parties every week
Lives isolated, people only know his yellow car
Gatsby and Daisy meet again after 10 years
They start meeting secretly
Arranged meeting at Gatsby's party
Nick, Gatsby, Daisy and Tom meet in New York
Has an affair with Gatsby
Had a relationship with Gatsby when they were younger
Married to Tom
Extremely rich by birth
Married to Daisy
Has an affair with Myrtle
Tom tells George that Gatsby killed his wife
George kills Gatsby and commits suicide
Daisy runs over Myrtle by accident
Married to George
Cheats on him with Tom
Runs a garage on the way to New York
Madly in love with his wife
Depiction of the 'Roaring Twenties' in America
Story takes place on Long Island
Made into several movies and musicals
Focus a lot on visualization
Story does not differ
Daisy and Tom leave town
The novel 'The Great Gatsby'
2. Hit and run
To impress Daisy
The Great Gatsby is probably F. Scott Fitzgerald's greatest novel - a book that offers damning and insightful views of the American nouveau riche in the 1920s.
(-James Topham, Theatre Director)
Do not want to get into trouble
George's revenge for murder of his wife
Falsche Verdächtigung § 164
( false suspicion)
(1) Wer einen anderen bei einer Behörde oder einem zur Entgegennahme von Anzeigen zuständigen Amtsträger oder militärischen Vorgesetzten oder öffentlich wider besseres Wissen einer rechtswidrigen Tat oder der Verletzung einer Dienstpflicht in der Absicht verdächtigt, ein behördliches Verfahren oder andere behördliche Maßnahmen gegen ihn herbeizuführen oder fortdauern zu lassen, wird mit Freiheitsstrafe bis zu fünf Jahren oder mit Geldstrafe bestraft
A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel.
(-John Carey, Sunday Times)
Tom told George that Gatsby killed Myrtle even though he knew it was not him-
is this a crime or not?
Baz Luhrmann’s "The Great Gatsby" is lurid, shallow, glamorous, trashy, tasteless, seductive, sentimental, aloof, and artificial. It’s an excellent adaptation, in other words, of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s melodramatic American classic. (- Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker)
Our own opinion about
'The Great Gatsby'
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Facts about the book
Fitzgerald was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation. (- The New York Times)
I liked 'The Great Gatsby' very much. It was catching and I found it interesting to read a story about the american twenties. (- Isabel)
At two o’clock Gatsby put on his bathing suit and left word with the butler that if any one phoned word was to be brought to him at the pool. He stopped at the garage for a pneumatic mattress that had amused his guests during the summer, and the chauffeur helped him pump it up. Then he
gave instructions that the open car wasn’t to be taken out under any circumstances—and this was strange because the front right fender needed repair.Gatsby shouldered the mattress and started for the pool. Once he stopped and shifted it a little, and the chauffeur asked him if he needed help, but he shook his head and in a moment disappeared among the yellowing trees.
No telephone message arrived but the butler went without his sleep and waited for it until four o’clock—until long after there was any one to give it to if it came. I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come and perhaps he no longer cared. If that was true he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about ... like that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees.
The chauffeur—he was one of Wolfshiem’s protégés— heard the shots—afterward he could only say that he hadn’t thought anything much about them. I drove from the station directly to Gatsby’s house and my rushing anxiously up the front steps was the first thing that alarmed any one. But they knew then, I firmly believe. With scarcely a word said, four of us, the chauffeur, butler, gardener and I, hurried down to the pool.
There was a faint, barely perceptible movement of the water as the fresh flow from one end urged its way toward the drain at the other. With little ripples that were hardly the shadows of waves, the laden mattress moved irregularly down the pool. A small gust of wind that scarcely corrugated the surface was enough to disturb its accidental course with its accidental burden. The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the leg of compass, a thin red circle in the water.
It was after we started with Gatsby toward the house that the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete.
In my opinion, the book is great because although the author was a part of this lavish society, he wrote a critical book about it.