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The Great Gatsby Ch. 5 & Sports/Movies/Entertainment
Transcript of The Great Gatsby Ch. 5 & Sports/Movies/Entertainment
tHE gREAT gATSBY cHAPTER 5
THE gREAT gATSBY cHAPTER 5
Themes/ Big Ideas
Age of the Spectator
banning of alcohol
caused nation to rebel
able to many things like: politics, music, plays, soaps, and sports
part of gambling and parties
addiction due to excess use
romance, comedy, tragedy
famous authors like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, T.S Elliot
Jazz very popular
phonograph way of listening to music
films coincided with dance/music
Chapter 5 = turning point of the book
Gatsby's dream of Daisy is finally realized in this chapter;
Gatsby starts out nervous and anxious
Gatsby hurries " in a
white flannel suit
, and a
" however he was "
and there were
dark sign of sleeplessness
beneath his eyes"
Uses clothes to disguise his true intentions and the gap between him and Daisy
Does the same five years before; uses military uniform to hide his poverty
= considered the color of perfection, purity, and a successful beginning
=signals time of reflection and change of direction
= luxury, quality, and wealth
= sterility, isolation, and emptiness [usually of emotions]
= mysterious and aloof
Ist time= Nick leaves Gatsby and Daisy for privacy; cries over time away from Gatsby
2nd time= at Gatsby's house when clothes are thrown at her; cries over the materials he has
Daisy breaks down twice
ends up knocking over clock; represents that he cannot go back to the past
starts "running down like an overwound clock"; desperately tries to fill in the gap between them
Gatsby finally shows Daisy around his house
throws his wealth at Daisy in order to persuade her to stay
"revalues everything in his house" according to Daisy's response
in contrast Daisy "revalues" Gatsby according to his belongings
Gatsby's whole house is lighted up
Gatsby devalues the green light at the East Egg
his flickering excitement and anxiety to meet Daisy
his hopeful vision that all will be as they were before
represents Daisy; his goal for a bright, successful future is now with him
the symbol of the green light at the East Egg is gone
Rains when Daisy and Gatsby reunite
Sun begins to shine for the time Nick leaves them alone
Movies Then, Movies Now
meeting turns out very awkward
both Daisy and Gatsby don't really know how to feel about meeting each other
able to have some closure of the years they have been away
Daisy is now Gatsby's girl
Past vs. Future
Achieving The American Dream
Gatsby tries to relive the past with Daisy which ends up frustrating him
never really won Daisy with closure of his past or gap; won Daisy with his wealth now
constant imagery change from old to new
Ex: Nick's shabby house to Gatsby's mansion
goals for the future are influenced by their past
idea of satisfaction in life through hard work
Key Events & Significance
however, turns to hunger for pleasure through materials and wealth
Gatsby and Daisy have a distorted view of what makes them happy in life
"Lit from tower to cellar"
"Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head, whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling fingers and set it back in place. Then he sat down, rigidly, his elbow on the arm of the sofa and his chin in his hand (5.86)."
high economy= more leisure time
time to build gyms and stadiums
major sports= boxing, baseball, horse racing, golf, tennis
minor sports= basketball and football
sports also included physical achievements
sports became another channel for the economy
competition= promoted more athletes, managers, and coaches
" I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world...the kids... our national pastime"
- Babe Ruth
"It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane."
"All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him."
Movie theatre as Movie Palaces
different architecture design
Western, Chinese, French
Silent Comedy Film
Greatest film artist in motion picture
The Gold Rush and The General
Silent Movies to "Talkies"
The Jazz Singer
sound synchronized motion pictures
Accompanied with music
First movie theater
5 cents only
Moore, Lucy. Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties. New York, NY: The Overlook Press, 2010.
Wukovits, John F. The 1920s. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 2000. Print.
FitzHenry, Brianna. "Entertainment in the 1920's." 1920's Entertainment. Sr. Division, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2014.
GET READY TO PLACE YOUR BETS!!!
Horse- Race Bet Simulation!!!
1. Three volunteers will bet on today's derby!
2. Each will be given 15 pieces of candy (your $) and you can bet on one horse only!
3. Place how much candy your going to bet forward!
there is a minimum of 3 bets and once you bet you cannot take it back so be wise! It is okay to be vocal!
4. The candy you do not bet you can keep!
5. The person whose horse wins can collect the wagered candy from the other gamblers!
the dealer will stop bets at a certain part of the race.
GOOD LUCK GAMBLERS!!!
These are your three horses!
1920- National Football League is formed
1924- First Winter Olympic Games
1928- Women's Olympic athletics and gynastics are held
1919 Black Socks Scandal
Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago White Sox
Most profitable game ( large amount of specators)
Two men with connections to White Sox "fixed" the game
Bribed 8 players (most importantly "Shoeless" Joe Jackson)
Successful scandal but was too public
emphasized the increase of women's rights of the era
Simile: "...he was running down like an overwound clock."
Setting: Nick's house (then Gatsby's) West Egg, Long Island
Climax: Confrontation of Gatsby and Daisy
Indirect Characterization: Nick's observations of Gatsby's and Daisy's reactions reveals more to their character
Protagonist: Nick and Daisy