The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

INTRODUCTION TO THE MODERN PERIOD OF AMERICAN LITERATURE PLUS THE GREAT GATSBY BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD HW Read pp. 704-711;

Outline by finding the definitions/descriptions of the following: World War I Lost Generation Roaring 20s Jazz Age Prohibition Bootlegging Speakeasies Flappers Great Depression Modernism Imagism Harlem Renaissance

American Dream Disillusionment Also, outline F. Scott Fitzgeralds biography page. INTRODUCTION TO THE MODERN PERIOD OF AMERICAN LITERATURE Now lets find out what these words really meanor why they are significant to this novel

World War I Roaring 20speriod of good times, economic prosperity during the 1920s Jazz Agename given to 1920s by Fitzgerald because of the music of the time period

Prohibitionmade alcohol sale and consumption illegal Bootleggingthe illegal sale of alcohol Speakeasiesthe illegal bars, basements, pharmacies where alcohol could be purchased/consumed Flappersdaring, confident women of the time period with

their short skirts and bobbed hair Great Depressionperiod of money troubles and economic uncertainty following stock market crash of 1929 Modernismbreak away from the literary forms of the past and experiment with new topics, techniques, etc.

Imagismfocus and describe a single object in poetry so that reader can see mental picture of it Harlem Renaissancelong overdue recognition for the artistic contributions (art, literature, music) of African Americans and other minorities Ticket Out the Door Option #1: Was your impression of the Roaring 20s from the PDN accurate? Explain.

Option #2: How much of your Roaring 20s Wordsplash made sense/was accurate? Explain. PDN: Even when you know, deep down, that someone is not right for you, you may continue to long for that person. Such a struggle between reason and emotion serves as the heart of the upcoming novel The Great Gatsby. Have you ever been confronted with such a struggle? Explain.

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