The Great Gatsby Powerpoint

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The Great Gatsby Powerpoint

  1. 1. The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald:An Introduction<br />Created by:<br />Alyssa Chrisman<br />EDU 290H<br />Central Michigan U.<br /> Photo by Emdot/Marya http://www.flickr.com/photos/emdot/3338057/<br />
  2. 2. Historical Context<br />American literature<br />Published in 1925<br />Takes place in 1922<br />Roaring 20s<br /> Photo by YuliyaLibkina/Julianne Hide http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliannehide/2219814117/<br />
  3. 3. Historical Context Cont.<br />Impact of WWI<br />Prohibition<br />Old Money <br /> vs. New Money<br />Photo by Daniel/Borman818 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dborman2/3290560161/<br />
  4. 4. The American Dream<br />Hard Work + Good Character <br />=Success<br />Photo by Beverly & Pack http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkadog/3366563115/<br />
  5. 5. Corruption of the American Dream<br />Materialism<br /><ul><li>Easy Money
  6. 6. Lenient Values</li></ul> Photo by futureatlas.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/87913776@N00/4363265760/<br />
  7. 7. Major Characters<br />Nick Carraway (narrator)<br />Jay Gatsby<br />Daisy Buchanan<br />Tom Buchanan<br />Jordan Baker<br />George B. Wilson<br />Myrtle Wilson<br />
  8. 8. Plot<br />Nick moves from Midwest to East coast<br />Neighbor to Gatsby<br />Gatsby wants to redefine himself<br />Photo by austinevan http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/1225274637/<br />
  9. 9. Criticism<br />“The Great Gatsby is a mystical, timeless story of integrity and cruelty, vision and despair.”<br />-www.barnesandnoble.com<br />http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Great-Gatsby/F-Scott-Fitzgerald/e/9780743273565/?itm=5&USRI=the+great+gatsby<br />
  10. 10. Symbols<br />Definition: Physical things that exist both as themselves and as an abstract meaning or meanings. <br /> Photo by Beverly & Pack http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkadog/3683073458/<br />
  11. 11. Symbols Continued<br />The Green Light<br />The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg<br /> Photo by Benny Mazur/benimoto http://www.flickr.com/photos/benimoto/399012000/<br />
  12. 12. Quote<br />“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter —tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” <br />- F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby<br />
  13. 13. Final Comments<br />American dream<br />Any questions?<br />Happy reading!<br />Photo by Mo Riza/moriza http://www.flickr.com/photos/moriza/127642418/<br />

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