“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”  This very famous novel “The great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald is set in New York. This book follows the life of 8 characters in the 1920’s. I will talk about how East Egg, West Egg, The valley of ashes and New York […]

HAVENT FINISHED Character Revealed Evidence 1 Gatsby This is revealed through symbols ‘He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. A new world, material without being real, where […]

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. This is a valley of ashes – a […]

Explain what you think Fitzgerald is trying to say about society by presenting the idea of illusion so thoroughly throughout the text.The idea of illusion is used so much throughout the book because it is representing the failed american dream.                               […]

The green light: This quote describes the green light: ‘he stretched out his arms towards the dark water in a curious way…involuntarily I glanced seaward- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock.’  At the end of Gatsby’s dock when you look […]

List the four main settings in the novel. Provide a description for each setting and explain what each setting represent   The four settings are East Egg, West Egg, New york and the valley of ashes The valley if a very run down and dirty valley. It has few actual running businesses. It is allegedly […]

Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel. 1. Gatsby- At the start of the book Gatsby has small but definite hope that he wants to get with Daisy. ‘Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a […]