The Great Gatsby & its relation to the
•Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
•Genre: Modernist Novel, Jazz Age Novel
• Narrator: Nick Carraway (also implies that he is the
• Point of view: Nick Carraway narrates in both first and
• Tense: Past
• Setting (time): Summer 1922
• Settings (place): Long Island and New York City
Characters: To be Discussed!
• Tom Buchanan
I'm thirty I said. I'm five years
to old to lie to myself and call
Can't repeat the past? he
cried incredulously. Why of
course you can!
I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope
she'll be a fool- that's the best
thing a girl can be in this world,
a beautiful little fool.
WHO SAID THIS QUOTE ?!?!?!?!
They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-
they smashed up things and creatures and
then retreated back into their money or their
vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept
them together, and let other people clean up
the mess they had made.
Disscussion of Chapters
•What were the main ideas of each chapter???
•What was the climax?!
•What was the major conflict in the book??
•What were the themes?
•Who Were the protagonists?
Conflicts, Climax and Themes
•Major conflict: Jay Gatsby has collected a large fortune in
order to win the love of the upper-class Daisy
Buchanan, but his mysterious past stands in the way.
•Rising action: Gatsby's lavish parties; Gatsby’s arrangement of
a meeting with Daisy at Nick Carraway’s
•Climax : 2 possible climaxes: Gatsby's reunion with Daisy in
Chapters V–VI & the confrontation between Gatsby and Tom in
•Protagonist: Gatsby and/or Nick
How does all of this relate to
The Main Themes of the novel :
•The decline of the American dream
•the spirit of the 1920s
•the difference between social classes
•the role which the past plays in dreams of the future.