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The Great Gatsby

Summer Reading 2013
by

Kirsten Groff

on 20 September 2013

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Transcript of The Great Gatsby

Themes
By Christopher Littrell
Trent Taylor
Madison Aronow
Kirsten Groff
Isabelle Lawler

Nick lives on West Egg and his neighbor is Jay Gatsby, who throws very sumptuous parties.
Throughout the book, Nick learns about Gatsby's history, including his love for Daisy, from stories and rumors.
At the Plaza Hotel, Gatsby confronts Tom, and he argues about how Daisy loves him over Tom
Daisy accidentally runs over Myrtle and Gatsby takes the blame for it. Then, he is shot by George Wilson
-The American Dream
-Love
-Difference Between Culture in the East and West
-Shallowness of the Rich and Upper Class During This Time
Literary Devices
Major
Characters
Jay
Gatsby
Nick
Carraway
Daisy
Buchanan
Tom
Buchanan
"In his blue garden men and girls came and went like moths among this whisperings and the champagne and the stars" simile.
"..with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money." -imagery.
Green light symbolism.
Minor
Characters
Jordan
Baker
George/Myrtle
Wilson
Author and Biographical Information on Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Born: September 24, 1896
He modeled the story for Jay Gatsby's life after his own
Coming from humble beginnings and wanting to get away, always trying to be part of a world that they aren't
Plot
The American Canon
The Great Gatsby belongs in the American literary canon, because it depicts the post World-War I period known as the "Roaring Twenties. It reflected the decadence of society from wealth and social standing.
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