Monday, February 7, 2011


Introduce new vocabulary from The Great Gatsby
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Begin reading Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby

HW: Notes/corrections/reflections on multiple-choice section from final exam due tomorrow.
Finish reading Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby. As you read, consider the following:
  • How does East Egg differ from West Egg?
  • Describe Tom Buchanan’s physical appearance and attitudes.
  • How does Fitzgerald show the tension in Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s marriage? Find at least three examples.
  • What does Daisy imply when she laughs, “Sophisticated—God, I’m sophisticated!”
  • What do you think Fitzgerald means by Nick’s comment, “It made me uneasy, as though the whole evening had been a trick of some sort to exact a contributory emotion from me. I waited, and sure enough, in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged”?
  • Review the scene in which Nick first sees Gatsby. What details does Fitzgerald use to heighten suspense and make Gatsby seem mysterious?

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