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  2. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald 1896 – 1940 •  an American author of novels and short stories •  Jazz Age • one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century •  a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s • themes of youth and promise along with despair and age

  3. The Great Gatsby • published in 1925, • F. Scott Fitzergerald's greatest novel. • seminal work on the fallibility of the American dream • was not a great success during his lifetime, but became a smash hit after his death, especially after World War II. 

  4. Date of publication: 1925 Setting time:  summer 1922 the spirit of the 1920s dreams of the future place: Long Island and New York City the decline of the American dream social classes

  5. Characters

  6. PLOT

  7. Major themes • Honesty • Decay • Gender Roles • Violence • Class • World War I

  8. Metaphor Analysis •   Gatsby's green light •   Eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg •  Gatsby's house

  9. The end!