THE LETTERS Robert Walton captained the ship – “a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. This expedition has been the favourite dream of my early years.” Sailed into the arctic – “I am going to unexplored regions to ‘the land of mist and snow.” Stuck on ice + saw gigantic figure on sled – […]

Significant connections – Lewie Foggin Texts: The great Gatsby – Novel The great and powerful oz – Movie The lost decade – Short Story The landlady – Short Story Idea – Not everyone is who they appear to be (Illusion about characters) Introduction: My idea is not everyone is who they appear to be. Many […]

The great Gatsby The lost decade The wizard of oz the landlady Character: Not everyone is who they seem. Text 1: The great Gatsby – Jay gatsby Gatsby has built up a completely new life so hee can be with Daisy Q1:  ‘I am the son of some wealthy people in the middle-west—all dead now. […]

  Topic: The illusion of New Zealand being a clean and pristine place. More than half our lakes and rivers are polluted. We have less than a quarter of our forest cover left but there’s no need to worry because we still have a 100% pure environment.How does this work? New Zealand is said to […]

THIS IS ONLY ONE OF THE PARAGRAPHS FROM MY PREVIOUS ESSAY.   West egg represents the corrupt american dream. ‘I didn’t hear it. I imagined it. A lot of these newly rich people are just big bootleggers, you know.’ West Egg represents the corrupt american dream because of how the people that live there got […]

“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 […]