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7.1 SWBAT summarize an exposition for four main characters.

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Transcript of 7.1 SWBAT summarize an exposition for four main characters.

7.2 SWBAT analyze issues of wealth, power and class in
The Great Gatsby
7.3 and 7.4: SWBAT analyze "ashes and excess" in
The Great Gatsby
7.6 SW begin to analyze the role of "the past" in

Great Gatsby.
7.1 SWBAT summarize an exposition for four main characters.
Gatsby and the American Dream
Point of View: Perspective from which the story is told.
1st Person: Narrator is part of the story.
3rd Person Limited: Narrator is outside the story, but only has access to 1-2 people's minds.
3rd Person Omniscient: Narrator can see into ALL thoughts/feelings.
On your own paper:
Take notes on the short video about F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Video: www.glassesforpiggy.com
You may use these notes and the organizer on your first in-class writing on the novel.
Essential Questions: Gatsby and the American Dream
• How realistic is The American Dream?
• What do we look for in American heroes?
• Why and How do we romanticize the past?

p. 1-2
What is it that Nick will attempt *not* to do in life?
What effect has this had on his life? How do people perceive him?
After his time on the East Coast, how did he start to feel about people in general?
Organizer: Character Exposition
p. 3-4: Please read 3-4 silently and write three *facts* about Nick Carraway.

p. 4-5: Long Island, Old Money vs. New Money
East Egg:Old Money (inherited, aristocracy)
West Egg:New Money (new businesses, enterprises)
1920s: Intermingling of races, classes, gender-roles.
*What is a possible effect of different groups interracting?
Middle of p. 8: "The only completely stationary object... "
How does this paragraph illustrate Daisy and Jordan as upper-class?
What happens in this paragraph to show who has the actual power in the room? Look at the language and description.
Pp. 12-13: "Civilization's going to pieces..."
What does Tom have to say about race?
How does this reflect what is happening to the upper-class of that time?
Valley of Ashes: The poor, working-class.

T.J. Eckleberg's Eyes: Symbol of...

For next reading: Who in this story represents the poor, and how does Tom exert power over the poor?
As a class: pp. 36-37:
How is the party at Tom and Myrtle's apartment an example of the excess of the 1920's?
Who gets "used" in order to obtain things and people?
ACTIVATOR: If you had to associate your childhood with two objects, which would you choose and why?
JORDAN'S STORY: Framed Narrative
What can we infer about the letter and why?
Are there other possibilities?
Significance of the Clock
Think about what is happening in this scene.

Now think about the clock falling off the mantle--What
might the clock represent and why?
pp. 98-100: The Story of James Gatz
Nick's narration: Told out of chronological order.
True background/history of Jay Gatsby, according to Gatsby himself.
SUMMARIZER: On the back of your paper, please write a compound and complex sentence about Jordan's story.
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