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THE GREAT GATSBY

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THE GREAT GATSBY
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
presentation by Lea Mineur and
Jan-Paul Schwarz

Jordan Baker
Myrtle Wilson
George Wilson
Tom Buchanan
Jay Gatsby
Daisy Buchanan
Nick Carraway
is flattered by
is obsessed
with
married
love
good friends
dating
cousins
is blamed
for her death
neighbours
good friends
accidentally kills
having a
love affair
business partners
murders
married
is disappointed in
despites
CHARACTER MAP
Jay Gatsby
Daisy Buchanan
Nick Carraway
Tom Buchanan
real name 'James Gatz'
around 30 years old
from North Dakota
has been officer in WWI


handsome and misterious
outer appearance and reputation are very important for him
gives big parties at his mansion
there are a lot of rumours about him

narrator of the story
around 30 years old
born in a well-situated
family in Minnesota


comes to New York to learn the bond business
open-minded, quiet, good listener
his character changes drastically throughout
the story
in the end he returns to Minnesota
from Louisville, Kentucky
many men fancied her when she
was younger
thrilling voice, beautiful face
is in love with money, ease and
material luxury
in the end, Tom and her move away

charming, bored,
wealthy, careless,
sophisticated, moody,
pretty superficial


around 30 years old
from an enormously rich,
aristocratic family
was a national football player
his hobby is buying and riding
polo horses


in a good shape, very muscular
racist and proud to be white
superficial, snobbish, boastful

EAST EGG
The Buchanans
Jordan Baker
FEATURES:
white palaces, fashionable, bright, large beaches
EVENTS:
dinner at the Buchanan's with Nick and Jordan
CHARACTER'S HOME:
PERSONALITY:
- cheerful red/white mansion
- elaborate
- at the beach
- boastful, snobbish
- value appearance
- wealthy
on the one hand conserative, on the other hand careless rich people
WEST EGG
Jay Gatsby
Nick Carraway
FEATURES:
less fashionable, newly rich people
EVENTS:
big parties, reunion of Gatsby & Daisy, Gatsby's death
CHARACTER'S HOME:
PERSONALITY:
Gatsby: extraordinary, rich,
wants to impress
Nick: simple person, doesn't
care about others
Gatsby: big, expensive mansion

Nick: small gardeners house
open-minded, but superficial world of the newly-rich
VALLEY OF ASHES
The Wilsons
FEATURES:
desolate area, dusty, shabby, powdery air
EVENTS:
Daisy overruns Myrtle
CHARACTER'S HOME:
PERSONALITY:
- small house
- run-down garage
- desperate
- depressed
- submissive to the rich
home of desolate poorer people that represents the social decay of America
NEW YORK
Myrtles sister
FEATURES:
uninhibited, free, unlimited, place of business
EVENTS:
party with the McKees, affair of Myrtle and Tom
(Tom & Myrtle)
CHARACTER'S HOME:
- small apartment
PERSONALITY:
- vulgar, unfaithful
- they can be themselves
multicultural city of money and pleasure where
West-Eggers and East-Eggers meet
Nick moves into a house in
West Egg next to Jay Gatsby
Nick visits his cousin Daisy to have dinner
with her, her husband Tom and Jordan
Tom invites Nick to a party in New
York with his mistress Myrtle
Nick attends one of Gatsby’s parties
and meets him for the first time
Nick arranges a meeting
between Daisy and Gatsby
Daisy and Gatsby fall in love again
during dinner, Tom realizes the
tension between Daisy and Gatsby
argument in 'The Plaza Hotel' in
New York about Daisy’s true feelings
on the way home, Daisy accidentally
overruns Myrtle with Gatsby’s yellow car
Gatsby is blamed for Myrtle's death
George Wilson kills Gatsby because of
a hint by Tom
Nick arranges the funeral but nobody shows up
THE GREEN LIGHT
Gatsby's hopes and dreams
seems to be impossible
to reach
Daisy
society's desire
materialistic American
Dream
THE EYES OF DR .T.J. ECKLEBURG
advertising billboard
the eyes of God
observing and judging the American society
loss of spiritual values in America in order to achieve material wealth
YELLOW CAR
sign of wealth and Gatsby's achievements of the past
colour to catch Daisy´s attention
THE AMERICAN DREAM
arises in the 1920s
after the war young Americans persuade the dream of wealth
era of cynism, greed and pleasure
reality:
moral decay (T.J. Eckleburg )
the relation of Tom and George
Wilson
impossible to reach
ideal:
everybody
is happy
has a good job
has a lot of money
THE WEATHER
good mood
harmony
when it's too hot:
oppression conflict arises
tragic moment
depressed atmosphere
cool weather
symbol for "cool"
life standard
THE JAZZ AGE
1918 - 1930
time of materialists
flamboyant parties
rebellious attitude towards
old values
prohibition of alcohol
emancipation:
women
- begin to drink and smoke in public
- cut their hair
- stop wearing corsets
- get the right to vote
ends with great economic depression
Did the American Dream come true?
In the Golden Twenties it came true for many people. Nonetheless this situation did not last long because it was destroyed by the Black Thursday and its consequences (world economic crisis).
STRUCTURE
1. summary of the plot
2. character constellation
3. motifs
4. themes
5. symbols
6. connections to other topics
7. sources
THE AMERICAN DREAM

Jay Gatsby
The Buchanans
George Wilson
Marc Zuckerberg
the Winklevoss brothers
Eduardo Saverin
FRIENDSHIP
Gatsby & Nick
Marc & Eduardo
DIFFERENT SOCIAL GROUPS

East Egg & West Egg
oldly & newly rich
the Winklevosses & Marc
COUPLE RELATIONSHIP
adultery
Tom & Myrtle
Parvez & Bettina
DIFFERENT SOCIAL GROUPS
COUPLE RELATIONSHIP
adultery

Tom & Myrtle
John Proctor & Abigail
EMANCIPATION
Jordan
Bettina
West/East Egg
Salem & Tituba
the Buchanans
the Proctors
FRIENDSHIP
Gatsby & Nick
Billy & Michael
DIFFERENT SOCIAL GROUPS
rich & poor
middle & working class
COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS
Gatsby ♥ Daisy
Bassanio Portia
FRIENDSHIP
risking everything for love
Gatsby & Nick
Bassanio & Antonio
Portia & Nerissa
Bassanio & Lorenzo
THE AMERICAN DREAM
Jay Gatsby
Tom Buchanan
George Wilson
Indians in general
Puro
FRIENDSHIP
Gatsby & Nick
Todd & Puro
FRIENDSHIP
Gatsby & Nick
Abigail & the girls
Proctor & Hale
SOURES
INTERNET SOURCES
http://www.shmoop.com/great-gatsby/tom-buchanan.html
http://thegreatgatsbysandm.blogspot.de/2011/05/valley-of-ashes.html
http://www.litcharts.com/lit/the-great-gatsby/plot-overview
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/g/the-great-gatsby/character-analysis/nick-carraway
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/themes.html
http://www.youtube.com
LITERATURE
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, Schöningh Verlag, Paderborn 2011
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby, Klett Verlag, Stuttgart 1995, page 171
Bertelsmann Universallexikon Band 17, Gütersloh 1990

PICTURES
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FILM
The Great Gatsby, 2013 by Warner Home Video
The Great Gatsby, 1974 by Paramount Pictures
object of recognition: reason for Gatsby's death
yellow gold = money
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