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Hello, my friends. For today:. QuickWrite Write, Pair, Share Gatsby the Game What’s in a name? The Conclusion Critic’s Corner Symbolic Analysis Outlines. Owl Eyes. Important symbol or minor atmospheric device? Please cite the text in your exploration .

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Hello, my friends. For today:

  • QuickWrite

    • Write, Pair, Share

  • Gatsbythe Game

  • What’s in a name?

  • The Conclusion

  • Critic’s Corner

  • Symbolic Analysis Outlines


Owl Eyes

  • Important symbol or minor atmospheric device?

  • Please cite the text in your exploration.

  • Consider: The Library, the fender bender, the funeral, etc.


Gatsby the Game

  • http://greatgatsbygame.com/


What’s in a name?

Discuss the significance of each title. Which aspect of the narrative does it foreground? With this in mind, why do you think Fitzgerald chose to give the novel its title?

  • Trimalchioin West Egg

  • Under the Red, White and Blue

  • Gold-hatted Gatsby

  • The High-bouncing Lover

  • On the Road to West Egg

  • Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires

    Looking back on all your notes, discussions and conclusions, what do you think would make a better title?


The Conclusion

  • We can judge the conclusion, perhaps, as beginning at “Gatsby’s house was still empty when I left.”

  • In-class rereads: 148 (ch 8) & 179 (ch 9)

  • First, assess how far it fulfills the conventional functions of the conclusion to a novel:

    • conflict resolution satisfying?

    • Characters show dynamism?

    • Denoument ties up loose ends?


The Conclusion

  • How does the end of the novel highlight the importance of:

    • Storytelling

    • Cars

    • The past

    • Dreaming


Critic’s Corner

  • “The Great Gatsby is too concerned with the lives of the rich to be of interest to the average reader.”

  • “The books biggest failure is the lack of a likeable central character.”

  • “The worst fault in the book is that no account is given of the emotional relations between Gatsby and Daisy from the time of their reunion to the catastrophe.”

  • “The Great Gatsby is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century, as it will have new relevance for everyone who reads it.”


Symbols in Gatsby

  • 5 minutes to check your notes regarding the importance of the following symbols throughout the text.

  • Wolfsheim’s cufflinks

  • Gatsby’s cars and clothes

  • Carraway’s Timetable (the guest list)

  • Weather

  • Time/Seasons

  • The ash heaps

  • The Green Light

  • East vs. West (nationally/locally)

  • Dan Cody

  • T. J. Eckleburg

  • Colors: Silver/Gold, White, Green


Literary Analysis Outline

  • Intro

    • Attention Grabber

    • Background

    • Debatable Thesis

  • Body Paragraph 1, 2, 3

    • Topic sentence

    • Background

    • Evidence, citation

    • Inferences, conclusions tied back to your thesis

    • Transition

  • Conclusion

    • Final thoughts, no new evidence

    • Debunk other interpretations

    • Restate thesis and summarize evidence


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