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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s
The Great Gatsby
About the Author
Born-September 24, 1896
 Died-December 21, 1940
 Married Zelda Sayre
 Famous works include The Great G...
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Impact on
Society
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Fitzgerald named the
1920’s “The Jazz Age”
Wrote screenplays for
Metro-Go...
The Jazz Age
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Prohibition was in effect
Dances such as the Charleston were popular
Popular sayings included 23 Ski...
The Flappers
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Flappers were women
who rebelled against the
fashion and social norms
of the early 1900’s.
They marr...
Flapper Fashion
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Flappers dressed in
shapeless dresses that
came to the knee.
Dresses were made to
look “boy-like”...
Characters of The Great Gatsby
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Jay Gatsby- The self-made wealthy man who
lives next door to Nick Carraway and loves
Dai...
Characters of The Great Gatsby
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Nick Carraway- the narrator, Daisy’s cousin,
Gatsby’s neighbor
Characters in The Great Gatsby
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Daisy Buchanan- married to Tom, Gatsby’s love
interest before the war, socialite
Characters in The Great Gatsby
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Tom Buchanan- Daisy’s husband, has an affair
with Myrtle
Myrtle Wilson- Tom’s wo...
Settings in The Great Gatsby
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West Egg- where Nick
and Gatsby live,
represents new money
East Egg- where Daisy
lives,...
Settings in The Great Gatsby
The City- New York City, where the characters
escape to for work and play
 The Valley of Ash...
Symbols in The Great Gatsby
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Green Light- at the end of Daisy’s dock and
visible from Gatsby’s mansion. Represents
Gatsb...
Symbols in The Great Gatsby
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The Valley of Ashes- the area between West Egg
and New York City. It is a desolate area fil...
Symbols in The Great Gatsby
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The Eyes of Dr. T. J. Ekleburg- A decaying
billboard in the Valley of Ashes with eyes
adver...
Important Quotes
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“I hope she’ll be a fool- that’s the best thing a
girl can be in this world, a beautiful little foo...
Important Quotes
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"They were careless people, Tom and Daisythey smashed up things and creatures and then
retreated back ...
The American Dream
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Gatsby is the ideal image
of one who has achieved
the American Dream.
What is the American
Dream ...
American Dream Cont.
Old Money Vs. New Money
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New Money:
Someone who has
achieved the American
Dream
Not as respected in the
1920’s

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  1. 1. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
  2. 2. About the Author Born-September 24, 1896  Died-December 21, 1940  Married Zelda Sayre  Famous works include The Great Gatsby The Beautiful and the Damned Tender is the Night 
  3. 3. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Impact on Society    Fitzgerald named the 1920’s “The Jazz Age” Wrote screenplays for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Created the The Great Gatsby which is said to be the most accurate description of the 1920’s
  4. 4. The Jazz Age     Prohibition was in effect Dances such as the Charleston were popular Popular sayings included 23 Skidoo, Bee’s Knees Economy was in a “Boom”
  5. 5. The Flappers    Flappers were women who rebelled against the fashion and social norms of the early 1900’s. They married at a later age and drank and smoked inpublic Flappers were known for their carefree lifestyles.
  6. 6. Flapper Fashion    Flappers dressed in shapeless dresses that came to the knee. Dresses were made to look “boy-like” Gender bending was common. Women would try to make themselves look more man-like.
  7. 7. Characters of The Great Gatsby  Jay Gatsby- The self-made wealthy man who lives next door to Nick Carraway and loves Daisy Buchanan
  8. 8. Characters of The Great Gatsby  Nick Carraway- the narrator, Daisy’s cousin, Gatsby’s neighbor
  9. 9. Characters in The Great Gatsby  Daisy Buchanan- married to Tom, Gatsby’s love interest before the war, socialite
  10. 10. Characters in The Great Gatsby     Tom Buchanan- Daisy’s husband, has an affair with Myrtle Myrtle Wilson- Tom’s woman in the city, married to George George Wilson- owns the gas station Jordan Baker- Daisy’s friend, professional golfer
  11. 11. Settings in The Great Gatsby   West Egg- where Nick and Gatsby live, represents new money East Egg- where Daisy lives, the more fashionable area, represents old money
  12. 12. Settings in The Great Gatsby The City- New York City, where the characters escape to for work and play  The Valley of Ashes- between the City and West Egg, where Wilson’s gas station is 
  13. 13. Symbols in The Great Gatsby  Green Light- at the end of Daisy’s dock and visible from Gatsby’s mansion. Represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams about Daisy.
  14. 14. Symbols in The Great Gatsby  The Valley of Ashes- the area between West Egg and New York City. It is a desolate area filled with industrial waste. It represents the social and moral decay of society during the 1920’s. It also shows the negative effects of greed.
  15. 15. Symbols in The Great Gatsby  The Eyes of Dr. T. J. Ekleburg- A decaying billboard in the Valley of Ashes with eyes advertising an optometrist. There are multiple proposed meanings, including the representation of God’s moral judgment on society.
  16. 16. Important Quotes   “I hope she’ll be a fool- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” Daisy’s description of her daughter “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” –the last line of the novel
  17. 17. Important Quotes  "They were careless people, Tom and Daisythey 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." – Nick’s description of Tom and Daisy
  18. 18. The American Dream   Gatsby is the ideal image of one who has achieved the American Dream. What is the American Dream and who has achieved it in our time?
  19. 19. American Dream Cont.
  20. 20. Old Money Vs. New Money    New Money: Someone who has achieved the American Dream Not as respected in the 1920’s      Old Money Money from family wealth Born rich Not earned through work done by yourself Respected above all in the 1920’s
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