Fitzgerald has a very poetic way of presenting language. He uses the same devices consistently throughout his writing. 1.Select three passages from the book (about a paragraph or two in length) that we have NOT annotated as a class. Annotate these passages and identify the language features that Fitzgerald uses. Explain the effect of […]

1. Explain what you think Fitzgerald is trying to say about society by presenting the idea of illusion so thoroughly throughout the text. One way that Fitzgerald presents illusion is by commenting on how corrupt the American Dream is, by how unrealistic and untrue the achievability of the American Dream is. The American Dream states that “life should […]

We have looked at several symbols in The Great Gatsby. Select three symbols from the text and do the following:                                                                       […]

1. List the four main settings in the novel. Provide a description for each setting and explain what each setting represents. East Egg: Where the old money lives, the upper-class people who have inherited their wealth from the generations before them and therefore have not worked a day in their life. Mansions are isolated from […]

1. Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel.                                                 2. Explain what each character helped you to understand about illusion in the novel. Nick Carraway: Nick is the […]

How does Fitzgerald paint Nick as the narrator? What quality is he given? To support your answer, analyze how two language feature are used to do this. Fitzgerald gives Nick the quality of being respectful, respectful for those who are not had the privileges that Nick has been given. He learns to be respectful from […]

Chapter One Questions 1.What was the advice given to Nick by his father? How, do you suppose, this makes him a good person to tell this story? The advice that Nick’s father gave to Nick in his younger and more vulnerable years is “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the […]