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The Great Gatsby: Literary Arguments

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Shandra Floyd

on 4 March 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby: Literary Arguments

Materialism The American Dream 1920s and Now Can money buy happiness? The Great Gatsby Plot is just the tip of the iceberg! Characters Dynamic
Stock (under stereotypes)
Anti-Hero (not in your book...I will give it to you) Is Gatsby Great? Literary Arguments of Judgment in The Great Gatsby Define and give examples from The Great Gatsby. Practice Argument "Essay"
Answer the question: Is Gatsby great?

1. Define "great" using our criteria of what makes something great
2. State your answer as a claim:
In the story The Great Gatsby, the title character should be considered great because he fits the definition of greatness by...
3. Explain Gatsby's character type and include how it supports the claim
4. Use a quote from the book and include an explanation of how it supports the claim
5. Explain a symbol from your notes to support the claim Criteria for Greatness What makes something or someone great? Examples
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