Transcript: What Happened to the American Dream? Thank You! By: Lillyana Torres Phone Magazine This magazine cover is similar to The Great Gatsby because phones were presented to the world as a simple, crucial way to communicate with others from long distances. Wealthy, important people who needed to come in contact with others used their corded telephones to have short conversations. Similar to Gatsby Similar This magazine cover is different from Gatsby's time. We have evolved and became more resourceful. We now are concerned with the newest features of our hand held cell phones. We now use cell phones for much more than communication. We use cell phones as a way to complete our new vision of the American Dream. We use them to have many things at the touch of a button, 24/7. We can send and receive money, get food and drinks, and even see and hear people from thousands of miles. We have a freedom that was not granted in the 1920s. We have improved our technological abilities and continue to push our limits to do new and amazing things. Different from Gatsby Changed Style Magazine This magazine is similar to the style of that of Gatsby's time of the rich, fancy people. They dress up in their dresses and suits to go to parties or just through town. They women were defying everyone by wearing short, revealing dresses with lots of sequence and style. The men stayed in their fancy suit and ties which is similar to the way men dress up today. They used their style to show their confidence and complete their reputation. Similar to Gatsby Similar The magazine is different from Gatsby's American Dream having to do with how people now want to be presented. Women had gained the right to vote and were allowed freedoms equal to everyone else. These girls were called flappers and they used their bright makeup and fancy dresses to make express themselves. This image is different because in the 1920s women wore bright and exaggerated makeup, gloves, and head pieces to give them a sense of power and freedom. Their dresses were short and usually had straps to keep them up while they ran and danced. Different from Gatsby Changed Racial Acceptance Magazine This magazine is similar to Gatsby's American Dream because we have grown as a country to be more accepting. We had our first black President from 2009-2017 and women are starting to stand up for the presidency. This is similar to Gatsby because all races and genders are having an equal chance at freedom and hope for a greater future. The Great Gatsby describes how they were driving beside a limousine with "three modish Negroes" in it saying that anything can happen. This is referring to how everyone is gaining rights and all people are having an equal chance at having anything and being able to do as they please. Now days, people of all races, religions, and genders can live together and have a greater opportunity to reach their full potential. Similar to Gatsby Similar Different from Gatsby Changed This is different from Gatsby's American Dream because at the time people were used to white, males having all the money and power. At this point, anyone can be successful and have money or power. At this time the wealthy could also be viewed as the criminals, gangsters, and have mysterious backgrounds. But today, many everyday are being racially profiled and accused based on their race. There are many differences, but in some parts of the story it is worse when it changes from the rich, white man to a young, poor, black teen getting shot and killed. Smoking and Drinking Magazine These articles are similar to the American Dream in the Great Gatsby because many wanted to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. At the time it was not unusual to see people smoking and drinking, even with their desired products being illegal. In the 1920s people were living the American Dream by living every moment to the fullest, not caring about tomorrow, but partying, drinking, and smoking for fun. They had these events in the story that promoted people to come drinking at Gatsby's and he had what wasn't supposed to be allowed, but that relates today with the banned Juul product, but there are still people finding ways to get their hands on what they want. Similar to Gatsby Similar This magazine is different from Gatsby's American Dream because in the 1920s era there was prohibition and cigarettes were popular. The ban on alcohol is different from now because it is legal and along with that it is easy for adults to get. In Gatsby's time, his wealth and reputation allowed him to sneak through the cracks of the government to get away with these things. This time is different than Gatsby's also because there were only cigarettes being mass produced, but now there are many vapes available. With this, studies are coming out showing signs of addictive qualities to these products and their long term effects. But at the time the American Dream was to live and have no worries. Different from Gatsby Changed Rags to Riches
Transcript: Core values of the American Dream Success and prosperity stem from tenacity Not wealthy inheritance Contrasts his wealthy neighbors Life a tale of ambition and determination “No- Gatsby turned out alright at the end; it was what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams…” - Nick Carraway (2) “I want to wait here till Daisy goes to bed.” - Gatsby (157) Uncanny luck Creates a life for himself Gatsby had always yearned for Missing the love of his life Achieved his perception of happiness This marks him as great. "Jay Gatsby" had broken up like glass against Tom's hard malice and the long secret extravaganza was played out. (155) "The minister glanced several times at his watch, so i took him aside and asked him to wait for half an hour. But it wasn't any use. Nobody came." (174) “I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him, and I wasn't far wrong." Made a name for himself “Hurry, hurry, hurry! Step right up and see the great Gatsby” -Buccoli (preface xi) “Circus wagon” car (21) Parties serve as attractions •Ultimately a self-made man Literally and figuratively •Embodied the American Dream •Made name for self •Madly in love But... blind, single-minded romanticization, wasn’t born to be one of the rich new/ dirty money unstable source of income phony great failure=death? Chad, Herman. "How to See Jay Gatsby as "Great" in Fitzgerald's Novel, The Great Gatsby." Yahoo Contributor Network. Chad R. Herman, 11 Mar. 2009. Web. 21 May 2014. <http://voices.yahoo.com/how-see-jay-gatsby-as-great-fitzgeralds-novel-2840147.html>. Ultimately.. Gatsby's ambition lay not only in his future as he grew older found in his love. Thought he could relive the past " Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay' " (79) Ambition drove him to do great things Incorruptible Dream climb to such great heights laser-focused, driven by love victim of the rich and careless Carraway glorifies Gatsby’s greatness what if he hadn’t died? his redeeming qualities "The lawn...crowded with...those who guessed at his corruption - and he...stood on those steps, concealing his incorruptible dream,” (154) unwavering loyalty never strayed from goals criminal dealings but pure intentions Introduction "Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something... He was always great for that." (Fitzgerald 173) Realized his potential as a child Had a tenacious work ethic Never lost sight of his goals Ambition Influence What defines Gatsby's greatness Not the final outcome of his life Nor whether or not he reached his goals Greatness rather lies in the accomplishments achieved throughout his life in hopes of obtaining these goals By: Catherine Larcheveque, Rochelle Sun, Annie Zhu, Angela Huang, and Sophia Deng The Great Gatsby: Was Gatsby Great? Drive Rumors about who he was “Surely you must know Gatsby" -Jordan Baker (11) Left an impression on those he did not know Works Cited Conclusion "He had come a long way...and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it." (180) "You're worth the whole damn bunch put together." (154) Love for daisy: source of dedication Nick admires Gatsby's resolve Wanted to distance himself from his past "His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people." (98) Started at an early age Hid his aspirations and secret agenda Who was Gatsby? Motivation throughout life “Then he drifted back to Lake Superior, and he was still searching for something to do on the day that Dan Cody's yacht dropped anchor in the shallows along shore” (99) Drive to make money came from Cody Role model to Gatsby Fitzgerald made Gatsby great poor boy bypasses social standing to attain rich girl rags to riches "When one person selflessly gives themselves, sacrifices themselves, sacrifices everything they have, and even gives their life for someone else; they are greater than anyone - they are akin to the status of Jesus." (Herman) “He and this Wolfsheim bought up a lot of side-street drug-stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter” Illegal method of gaining wealth Gatsby was not opposed to it Reached his goal
Transcript: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nick Carraway are both from the Midwestern United States. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nick Carraway says, “My family have been prominent, well-to-do people in this middle-western city for three generations” (Fitzgerald 4). F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nick Carraway were both educated at Ivy League schools. F. Scott Fitzgerald was educated at Princeton. Nick Carraway was educated at Yale. F. Scott Fitzgerald enlisted in the army in 1917 and he became a second lieutenant. Just like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby also fought in World War I. F. Scott Fitzgerald met his future wife, Zelda Sayre, while he was stationed at Camp Sheridan, which is a military camp in Montgomery, Alabama. Zelda agreed to marry him, but she delayed their wedding until Fitzgerald became a wealthy man with the money from his novels. Similarly, Jay Gatsby met Daisy Fay while he was stationed at Camp Taylor, which is a military camp in Louisville, Kentucky. Daisy said she would marry Gatsby, but she ended up marrying Tom because he was wealthy and Gatsby was not. How are "The Roaring Twenties" reflected in the novel? During the 1920s, alcohol was outlawed due to Prohibition. People who illegally transported alcohol into the United States were called “bootleggers.” In the novel, Gatsby makes his fortune off of bootlegging. Tom says, “He and this Wolfshiem bought up a lot of side-street drug stores here and in Chicago and sold grain alcohol over the counter. That’s one of his little stunts. I picked him for a bootlegger the first time I saw him and I wasn’t far wrong” (143). The 1920s was a decade of celebration in the United States because World War I ended and the country had great economy at the time. In the novel, Gatsby had a party every week that many people came to, most he did not even know, in order to celebrate. During the 1920s, moral and social values began to decay much more than they ever have in American history. Nick says to Gatsby, “They’re a rotten crowd, you’re worth the whole damn bunch put together” (164). Works Cited Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1925. The End I hope you ejoyed my Independent Novel Study on the Great Gatsby! By John Farah F. Scott Fitzgerald's Independent Novel Study Prezi How is F. Scott Fitzgerald's personal history reflected in the novel? The Great Gatsby
Transcript: Money, Money, Money Grey and a general lack of color: Lifelessness Symbolism Imagery and Allegory Yellow and Gold: (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Use of color in the Great Gatsby by: chase feus Green: Life, Vitality, the future, exploration Oh and Death
Transcript: The Bootlegging Era 1920's-1930's The Nightly Parrties Trying to get Hammered and Maybe Get Lucky Games They Played Pogo Sticks George Hansburg patented the first Pogo Stick in 1920. They were to be sold at Gimble Brothers Department Store in New York City, but there was a problem. The first Pogo Sticks were wooden and during their shipment from Germany they rotted and warped. The department store still wanted to sell the toy, but they asked for an improved version. Hansburg was able to work with a factory to build all metal Pogo Sticks that had enclosed springs. Duncan Yo-Yo Even though the yo-yo is one of the oldest toys in the world, it was not until Donald Duncan chose to market his own line of yo-yos that this toy became the phenomenon it is today. Pedro Flores moved to the United States from the Philippines in the 1920s. While taking his lunch breaks at the Hotel he worked at in California, he would carve and play with wooden yo-yos, as he had in the Philippines. He called his toy the yo-yo which meant come-come. He drew a crowd and decided to start a company making these toys. In 1929, Donald Duncan purchased the Flores Yo-Yo Company after having seen the toy the previous year during a business trip. Duncan produced these yo-yos with a looped slip string, which allowed for more advanced tricks. After years of success, Duncan introduced the first plastic yo-yos and a butterfly shaped yo-yo in the 1950s. The Slang terms that they used: Balled Up - confused, messed up Baloney - nonsense Bank's Closed - no kissing or making out - i.e. - "Sorry, Mac, the bank's closed." Bearcat - a hot-blooded or fiery girl Beat it - scam or get lost Beat one's gums - idle chatter Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate Beef - a complaint or to complain Beeswax - business, i.e. None of your beeswax." Bell bottom - a sailor Berries - That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee's knees, As in "It's the berries." Bible Belt - Area in the South and Midwest where Fundamentalism flourishes Big Cheese - The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot Big six - a strong man; from auto advertising, for the new and powerful; six cylinder engines Bimbo - a tough guy Bird - general term for a man or woman, sometimes meaning "odd," People of the Times Clothing Style Popular Music of the Time: The Jazz Era 2. When My Baby Smiles At Me - Ted Lewis A bandleader, Ted was probably best know for his catchphrase: "Is EVERYBODY Happy?" Although originally recorded in 1920, the song became the title of a movie musical, in 1948 starring Betty Grable and Dan Dailey. Dailey would win an academy award for his starring role in the film. Women were More Elegant They wore the bob style haircut They wore the military cut How they Talked 1. Swanee - Al Jolson Al Jolson was known as "The World's Greatest Entertainer" - the highest paid and most well-known actor/singer/comedian of the 1920s. Swannee was originally song by Al but was written by George Gershwin. Gershwin would go on to write many other popular songs that would come out of his Broadway successes with his brother Ira, most notably Porgy and Bess and Strike up the Band. Men were Clean Cut Foods They Ate: The Time of Alchohal Being Banned and Still Distributed
Transcript: Gatsby decides that he doesn't want to have any more parties. Gatsby fired all of his servants, because he didn't want them gossiping about Daisy. As said in previous chapters, Daisy and Gatsby were once in love. In this chapter, the two fall in love all over again and can't hide it. "You know I love you," she murmered. Daisy said this to Gatsby. Daisy introduces her little girl to Gatsby. "That's because you're mother wanted to show you off." Is what Daisy said to her daughter, Pammy, about meeting Gatsby. I think regret could be a good theme for when Tom saw Daisy she told him she loved him, because it most likely made him feel awful but at the same time he was doing the same thing to her and probably regrets it. Tom, Daisy, and Nick stop at Wilson's to get gas, and Mr. Wilson says he is sick. "I'm sick, been sick all day." He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him and that made him physically sick. On the way home, Tom, Nick and Jordan see that someone has been hit by a car. It was Myrtle, and she was dead. Tom thought it was Gatsby who had hit Myrtle, but it was actually Daisy who hit her. The Great Gatsby Chapter 7
Transcript: Background Rising Action Conflict STEAL Suspense Climax Falling Action Resolution Myrtle is killed by Gatbsy's yellow car. The Great Gatsby Story Line
Transcript: by: jaimee josh steven The Essences of the 1920's Materialism is the same as today In the Great Gatsby, Daisy & Tom were the most materialistic people in the book "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made" Today "The rich get richer, the poor get... children" Thank You. (: Some people get together for other people with money. Like Hugh Hefner and his "girlfriends" Daisy and Tom's happiness is based on both of them coming from money, marrying for money and getting more money.
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