The Great Gatsby - context

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The Great Gatsby - context

  1. 1. The Great Gatesby: Context Naming the Period Listed below are some of the names given to the period between approximately 1918 and 1939 and the generation who became adults during it. Annotate the names with your ideas about what this period might have been like. You could start by thinking about: mood/tone, themes, impressions of the people, impressions of the period. Jazz Age Roaring 20s Bright Young Things World War 1 Generation Inter-war Golden Twenties Pre-Depression Era Lost Generation Prohibition Era Golden Age of Hollywood La Generation du Feu (Generation of Fire) The Flapper Era
  2. 2. The Great Gatesby: Context Watch the discussion of the three key intellectual and cultural developments in the early twentieth century. • What is the central point Tredell is making? • Compare the points you identified with a partner, and decide which of the following aspects of the novel Tredell’s discussion is most helpful in illuminating: – – – – – – – Plot events Setting Characterisation Themes Narrative voice and point of view Structure Language

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