Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Dear Juniors,
 We discussed Chapters 1-3 of The Great Gatsby. Students were then assigned an interpretive analysis regarding what each party scene illustrates regarding characterization. I wrote the introductory paragraph for the class.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby,  superficially focuses on the twisted love between Jay Gatsby and D.  B. The main theme of the novel; however, pertains to a much larger and less romantic scope. The novel’s primary theme involves the disintegration of the American dream and the lack of moral fortitude found within the novel’s primary characters. This moral decay becomes evident as Fitzgerald portrays his characters in a myriad of different party scenes; depicting their deplorable and degrading moral standards.