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Great Gatsby

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sam miller

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Transcript of Great Gatsby

Thought-provoking questions
3.what is Nicks dad really saying "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
1920s Picture
historian/ connector
Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24,1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Fitzgerald's mother, Mary McQuillan was froman Irish-Catholic family that had made a small fortune in Minnesota as wholesale grocers. His father, Edward Fitzgerald, had opened a wicker furniture business in St. Paul, and, when it failed, he took a job as a salesman. After graduating from the Newman School in 1913, Fitzgerald decided to stay in New Jersey to continue his artistic development at Princeton University. Fitzgerald joined the army and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to Camp Sheridan outside of Montgomery, Alabama. And that is where he met Zelda Sayre, the daughter of the Alabama supreme court judge. After the war ended in November 1918, Fitzgerald married Zelda and moved back to St. Paul to rewrite his novel. In 1924, Fitzgerald moved to France, and it was there, in Valescure, that Fitzgerald wrote what would be credited as his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby. He died December 21, 1940, at age 40. He died beliveing himself a failure, however since his death he has gained a reputation as one of the pre-eminent authors in the history of American literature due almost entirely to the enormous posthumous success of The Great Gatsby.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Movie Clip
Music reflection
4. Throughout the book is Nick following his dads advice or is he really judging everyone
Ad Flyer
This picture relates to The Great Gatsby because of the way people in the United States partied back in the years of the 1920s. In the novel, Fitzgerald describes how Gatsby hosted massive luxurious parties every weekend. These parties were filled with many wealthy people like celebrities and actors. This generation loved to dance and have fun at these type of parties. This time period was also known as the roaring twenties since most of the United States celebrated the end of World War 1.
1. Does Tom's wealth led him to think he above all and that he can cheat, beat and be rude to people.
2. What is the difference between Gatsby and Tom's power if they both have the same amount of wealth.
5." I hope shell be a fool, a beautiful little fool." what is saying about the time period and how women were perceived
Time period and reflection
6. Is Jordan, Daisy's backbone and in what way is she daisy's backbone?
7. why does Gatsby fake where he came from, and how he became big?
8. What makes it awkward when Daisy and Gatsby meet for the first time in years?
The 1920s was known as the roaring twenties. Was a time period were new thing were coming to place . For example, style, technology, vehicles, etc. Jazz came to play a important part to the 1920s leaving its mark as " jazz age". This time period was also known as the lost generation, due to writes of this time that didn't agree to what the 19 century had become. There wasn't only cultural, but political changes, During this time period alchol was banned, calling it the prohibition era. although alcohol was banned, many americans made there money out of this.
9. In the very last line in chapter 3 Nick claims; "i am one of the few honest people that i have ever known." Is Nick honest or dishonest?
Article #1
10. Is Nick necessary? if we got the story through third person narrator. what would we lose? or gain?
Psychological article and reflection
Article #2
11. Who was really driving when myrtle was struck and killed? And if Nick insists that a person shouldn't criticizes others, then why does it matter who killed her?
12. when first reading the novel the first piece of advice is not to judge. If we take this advice through The Great Gatsby,Do are views of the novel change? Does refraining from criticism promote compassion?
Movie clip Reflection
This clip is the trailer to the movie of "The Great Gatsby" and it strongly relates to the book. In the video clip you can see how the time period of the 1920s was. One can really see that there was only two diffrent classes which include the rich and the poor. The rich got richer and the poor got poorer, there was no middle class. In the video we can see this when the characters travel through the extremely poor Valley of Ashes to the enormous rich city of New York. In the video, it shows the people of the Valley of Ashes as the working class working on new projects such as buildings. We can see the very unhealthy and poor lifestyle for the people that live here. We can see, in the clip, a billboard with the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg.
This bllboard symbolize the loss of spiritual values in America and is represented as the ''eyes of God" . This is also described in the book.
10 significant people
13. In the book Tom gets jealous when he realizes Daisy has an interest in Gatsby. does he have the right to be jealous?
14. No one comes to Gatsby funeral ceremony? why is that considering he always had guest over for party's?
15. what makes Daisy not whant to leave Tom for Gatsby? what makes her leave town with Tom, when Gatsby dies?
1."He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced , or seemed to face, the whole external world for and instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. it understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself" -Nick chp. 3
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2. "I hope she'll be a fool-that's the best thing a girl can in this world. a beautiful little fool."-Daisy Chp.1
The group consist of Sam, Anahi, Raul, Roberto, and Alexis. In the beginning of working together we had a rough start we didn't understand the assignment. But working through the meetings we gradually got used to the idea and understood pretty much everything. we all asked each other several questions to get an understanding of are part and others parts. On several meetings we had a few absence's but they were quickly made up by doing work after school and during connect. Sam was the technical person in this project and she work to tell everyone where there work should go and how it should look, whenever asked a question she answered happily. Raul was hardworking, he mightv'e not been there on some days, but he still got the job done. He knew what he had to do and updated me on what he finished and how much he had left on things. Roberto is on the same boat as Raul, they were both very hardworking and I didn't have to nag them on finishing things up. Overall, I felt like our team did very well with the minor circumstances that had happened. I feel like everyone worked very hard and put alot of thinking into this project. I feel we all had something we could bring to the table and pick each others brains sometimes to think even further.

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was known to be a heavy alcoholic; people believed he died indebted and desperate. Ernest Hemmingway famously blamed Fitzgerald’s alcohol abuse on his wife Zelda, But Julie M. Irwin believed that Fitzgerald’s alcoholism could not be blamed. Deeply in debt, Fitzgerald moved to Hollywood in 1937 to try his hand at screenwriting. It became clear that he was not good at two things, writing movies and staying sober. His drinking interfered badly with his work. By 1939 he had lost his contract with Metro Goldwyn Mayer, he spent that year moving form freelance movie gigs. He even got fired from the set of Winter Dreams, an adaption of one of his own stories. Four days before Christmas in 1940, Fitzgerald died of a heart attack at Sheilah Graham's apartment (one of his mistress’s). He was 44. His final novel, The Last Tycoon, was published a year later.
In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald seemed to have mentioned alcoholism often. Even though at this time alcohol was prohibited, all the party Gatsby hosted served alcohol. As we learn early in the book Gatsby did not drink in his early years when he was sailing with Dan Cody. He saw what effects this had on Cody; therefore he chose to avoid them. This symbolizes how the author felt about being an alcoholic, Fitzgerald knew it was wrong but his addiction to it could not be changed. Another example in which alcohol was mentioned was with Nick Carraway, he became drunk for the second time in his life at a hotel with Tom Buchanan. Alcohol took a big key role for Fitzgerald when he wrote The Great Gatsby.

Duke Ellington's song , ''East Saint Louis Toodle'' was a very popular song from the 1920s. This song relates to The Great Gatsby because it is the same music genre that was played in Gatsby many parties. This music genre is known as jazz. Jazz became popular after World War 1 since the whole United States welcomed back the soldiers with joy. This music united a large amount of celebrities and a variety of wealthy people to Gatsby parties and made them drink, dance, and have fun.
I choose this article because Al Capone was the same as Gatsby. He was also know for being a bootlegger. They selled alcohol to make a profit. Al Capone like Gatsby were well known during this time period. Also these two are own from coming from parents that weren't really wealthy. What was interesting was that they both had something or someone that change the way they were.


This article relates to the book because it talks about the american dream. How even today like back then it was about being better. Having the opportunity to be wealthier. However, there is always up and downs to this dream. Its wither you succeed or you fail. Anything is worth trying. Many immigrants come to this place to give the family that changes that they didn't obtain.
3."This is the valley of ashes- a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air... the ash-grey men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up impenetrable cloud."
4."It makes me sad because I've never seen such- such beautiful shirts before"
4. This mightv'e not seem to be a very good quotes. But it was when she said it and how she said. It wasn't just the shirts that she thought was beautiful, but how Gatsby was living; she though his life was beautiful and she knew she wouldn't be able to live such a life with him. During this whole part, it started to dawn on her that she wasn't single, and she couldn't be with Gatsby, having fun like they were together.
5."I wonder where in the devil he met Daisy. By god, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me. They meet all kinds of crazy fish."
6."But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment the eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg."
7."They had forgotten all about me but Daisy glanced up and held out her hand; Gatsby didn't know me now at all. I looked once more at them and they looked back at me, remotely, possessed by intense life."
8.He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: I never loved you." After she obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken."
9."So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessely into the past.'
10. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages you've had."
10.His dad him to never judge someone by how they look, act, and them all around. But, you do see in the in book that Nick isn't judging them, but evaluating their choices. It's not hat he's out there judging, but he's intensely characterizing them

1.Nick compared Gatsbys smile to jesus, because it wasn't just his smile, but how he looked, he looked almost god-like to him
2.Daisy's outlook on life in the 1920s is, if the girls are fools, it'll be a better life for them. I think it's that she means to be a fool, but to play the role of one. She's not implying that her daughter grow up and be ditzy and not know how the world works, but she should understand the womens role in soicety.
3.The valley of ashes is significant out of the book because of what the valley of ashes represent in the book. It's where everyone's moral values have withered away too, along with beliefs too. The valley of ashes is like god watching over all of the sins happening
5.Tom makes a very hypocritical remark towards Gatsby while he's talking to his friend. He's trying to seem like the goody two shoes husband by making this remark, but all he did was show to the readers that he's very jealous and obviously doesn't like Gatsby (not like he didn't like him from the start
6.Like I said in the 3rd one, this billboard is like the eyes of god, watching over everyone's sins and seeing everyone true selves. On the billboard, are Eckleburgs blue eyes, with his spectacles, and nothing else. That's why I say the eyes of god, it's main focal point is his eyes. It's very run down, so either they wanted it to look like that over the time period, or they just forgot about the whole billboard in general.
7. This happened when Daisy and Gatsby re-met after 8 years. They were so hypnotized by eachother's gaze that, nothing else really mattered, then what was in front of them. It was like they were the only two people on earth, even though Nick is still in the room at this time. Nick was like a shadow to them, even though Daisy held out her hand, she still wasn't thinkinh that much about Nick, but she still knew he was there and he was one of the reasons behind them meeting again.
8.Gatsby wants Daisy to forgot everything that happened in the middle of when they met. He wants her to forget everything with Tom, her "feelings" towards Tom, and he only wants her to himself. I feel that he was very demanding at this point, and sort of acted like a kid,it was like he didn't want to share anything that was his. In this moment I don't think he thought about the consequences and how all of it will unravel at the end, and he was very surprised when she chose Tom when they were in the hotel room and Gatsby was yelling.
9.It's wrapping up the whole book and the theme, he pretty much said "hey,life goes on, all you have to do is live with it. He's implying that people dwelling on the past aren't being affective in the present, and they aren't learning from it or re-evaluating from it. They won't be able to escape the past it they dwell, not meaning you can't still have the memories and think about them, but don't let it bother you so much that you can't let go and it sticks with you forever. Life goes on, all you can do is live in the now.
Quote on "living in the now"
Quote on "living in the past"
1.Gold Digger-Kanye west

2.Face Down-The red jumpsuit apparatus

3.Forget you- Ce Lo green

4.Justin Timberlake- My love
Our Great Gatsby flyer reflects to the book because every part of it has something to do with the book. First there are some eyes at the top of the page. In the book, these eyes were on a billboard in the Valley of Ashes. These are T.J Eckleburg's eyes and they resemble the eyes of God. The billboard is placed specifically in the Valley of Ashes to symbolize the corruption in America and how God is watching America get corrupt since everyone just wants money. The green look related to the book because, in the book, Gatsby reached for a green light which was across the bay to Daisy's dock. In the book there was a part when Gatsby seemed to be reaching for something in the darkness in which then we find out that it is the green light. This light represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams for his future and when he reaches for it, it resembles him using the light to guide him. The line in between Gatsby and Daisy, represents how Gatsbys and Daisy’s love was something impossible to achieve. Gatsby wants to marry her, but Daisy is a married with Tom Buchanan and has a daughter. Therefore making Daisy uncertain on what she wants to do.
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