“Everyone has three lives. A public life, a private life and a secret life.” This quote suggests that everybody has secrets, some bigger than others, some so much tho that they lead a completely different life in the one world. By having a “secret” life, it usually means that you have something to hide or […]

Statement: East Egg is illustrated to be the false American Dream in The Great Gatsby. Explanation: The location of East Egg in the novel is placed in Long Island, New York. This is across the bay from West Egg, East Egg represents ‘old money’. This is where the characters Daisy, Tom and Jordan live in […]

Introduction: “For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.” In the novel “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Caraway moves to New York in the 1920’s and tells the story of Gatsby and Daisy’s attempt of a love life. Fitzgerald uses the locations of East Egg, West Egg and The Valley […]

Characters Revealed Evidence Gatsby colours- Green, the parties he holds, allusion, his his appearance- smile “He smiled understandingly – much more than understandlingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in  life.”   “I keep it always full of […]

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 these features and why he may have chosen to use them. Fitzgerald uses many allusions throughout the novel. Select […]

Explain what you think Fitzgerald is trying to say about society by presenting the idea of illusion so thoroughly throughout the text. Discuss how “illusion” is a real idea for teenagers. What problems/challenges/issues do teenagers face each day and how can we relate them to illusion. Fitzgerald is trying to explain how the american dream […]

We have looked at several symbols in The Great Gatsby. Select 3 key symbols from the text and do the following for each symbol: Provide a description (using quotes) of the symbol from the text. Explain when and why the symbol appears throughout the text. Analyse what the symbol helps you to understand about an […]