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The Great Gatsby Home

Sunday, April 2, 2006 1:34 PM

These links are not in order of merit. I have included most significant sites because students will visit them anyway. Be reminded not to treat any one site as your sole source. Read critically and never accept any statements of theme / meaning or any such critical interpretation without cross-referencing .

There are many reputable sites here; nonetheless treat all with scepticism until you have read enough to make some critical judgement about validity. Most of them contain helpful quotes, bibliographical and general contextual info as well as chapter / character summary and comment. These are handy learning tools.

However, in relation to online essays and answers, two points: if you cite these as your own ideas wthout acknowledgment, I will penalise you severely. Claiming ignorance of this requirement is no excuse. Secondly, most of these free-essays, direct-essays, cheat-notes, essays-online; 123helpme' online-essays, example-essays, planetpapers, tutorhelp, essaytown, enotes, sparks, cliffs, monarch, colesnotes, term-papers blah blah are written by students.

Many of them suck, big-time, excuse me. Nonetheless, these responses still may contain claims worth considering, and do offer you an opportunity to resist some readings. Mindlessly importing this info as your own, however, is a form of intellectual theft - YOURS. Don't steal the opportunity to make a genuine connection yourself. Read and question at all times, but cite articles used according to the College's requirements. (I wil link to these.)

The Great Gatsby Textual Referencing

The Great Gatsby Concordance Simply outstanding. Just type in any word or phrase and the Concordance will list instances of these terms from the entire text.

Semester 1 Exam

Content and Revision Program

Essential Syllabus Understandings

The Book
The Great Gatsby
as etext

Classwork

  1. Nick as Narrator Activity Wk 9

  2. Research Activity 1- in class responses Wk 9

  3. Research Activity 2 Long Essay Wk 9 Term 1 - Wk 1 Term 2

  4. Representations of Class : essential understandings for Gatsby in-class essay ,long essay and exam

  5. Chapter 6 and 7 Questions Wk 9-10 (Homework due Monday Wk 10. These will be required for classwork.)

  6. Quotation Activity Ch 6 - end Wk 9 - 10.

  7. Yr 11 English Literature Syllabus - summary of understandings

  8. Oral Tutorials Wk 8 & 9

  9. Setting map (Part of Oral Tutorial above)

  10. Reliabilty of narrator

  11. POV positioning

Links

  1. http://www.freebooknotes.com/book.php3?id=164

  2. http://www.bookwolf.com/Free_Booknotes/Great_Gatsby/Author_-_Great_Gatsby/author_-_great_gatsby.html
  3. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/

  4. http://www.geocities.com/bourbonstreet/3844/

  5. http://www.homework-online.com/tgg/index.asp

  6. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/The-Great-Gatsby

  7. http://www.studyworld.com/studyworld_studynotes/great_gatsby/index.htm

  8. http://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/grgatsb.html

  9. http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-119.html

  10. http://www.bookrags.com/notes/gat/

  11. http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/titles/gatsby/

  12. http://pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pmGreatGatsby01.asp

  13. http://www.webenglishteacher.com/fitzgerald.html

  14. http://www.aresearchguide.com/gatsby.html

  15. http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/greatbooks-greatgatsby/

  16. http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/LPTools/LPShared/lpdisplay.asp?LPID=32601

  17. http://www.geocities.com/andrew_dilling/

  18. A Readers' Companion site http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfwc/wiu/gatsbyone.htm

  19. http://www.people.vcu.edu/~bmangum/gatsby.htm (NB Symbolism info towards end of article.)

  20. http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfwc/wiu/hotgatsby.html

  21. American Cultural History - 1920 -1929

  22. The Twenties Contextual Info

  23. The Jazz Age Page

  24. http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/

  25. http://www.pbs.org/kteh/amstorytellers/bios.html

  26. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm

  27. http://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/fitzgeraldbio.htm

  28. http://www.howard.k12.md.us/mth/english_dept/adv-comp/eng_effect.htm

  29. http://www.swisseduc.ch/english/readinglist/fitzgeralds/gatsby.html

  30. Webquest Information

 

Context of author and the text

  1. http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~tdlarson/fsf/links.htm

  2. http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/index.html (Excellent site.)

  3. http://www.fitzgeraldsociety.org/teaching/index.html

  4. http://www.janaedwards.com/gatsby.html

  5. http://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/lhsteachers/gwinnlp/gatsbyhome.htm

  6. Behind the first cover http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/essays/eyes/eyes.html

  7. The Crash of 1929 http://www.btinternet.com/~dreklind/threetwo/thecrash.htm

  8. http://www.natick.k12.ma.us/schools/nhs/departments/english/hagemeister/fitz_webquest/links.html

Essays

  1. Nick, the flawed narrator

  2. Circus Motif and Ch 7 analysis TGG

  3. Wide range of essays - some complex. (From No 2 site above.)

  4. The Impact of "The Great Gatsby" upon readers This is an essy from a fantastic site run by WA High school and Uni students.

Portable Document Folders (PDF's)

  1. Penguin Teachers' Notes

  2. Jazz Age Context

  3. Wolfnotes text

Images

  1. Nick's comparison to the night scene by El Greco: "West Egg especially still figures in my more fantastic dreams. I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses . . . crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lusterless moon" (185).http://www.lyons.co.uk/html/large/Toledo.htm

Page 67 Gatsby :

"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world. NB Themes - appearance/reality; illusion reality; romantic vs cynical/sceptical worldview. Also comparisons wih Wordsworth's poem about London, below. Ironic also considering England was similarly at a peak, buoyed by the Industrial revolution and the wealth it created.

COMPOSED UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE, SEPT. 3, 1802

EARTH has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare.
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

 

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