German Expressionist film techniques: The use of exaggerating different angles, shapes, lines and dark aspects Dark themes depicting horror and supernatural aspects are a key part of German expressionist film, expressionist film strays from realism and instead explores different emotions that are attached and portrayed by characters. White pale faces with no expression and dark […]

“People aren’t always who they seem to be.” I feel that in life, humans are perceived by others to be someone who they really are not. In this essay, I will be talking about “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The lost decade” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Blind Side by Michael L. Lewis […]

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald explores the life of the main character in the novel, Jay Gatz. Throughout the novel, we follow the lives of the eight main characters in the book through a journey of ups and downs and we as a viewer get to understand what the three different social classes […]

1. Select three passages from the book (about a paragraph or two in length) that we have NOT annotated as a class. Annotate these passages and identify the language features that Fitzgerald uses. Explain the effect of these features and why he may have chosen to use them. 2. Fitzgerald uses many allusions throughout the […]

Explain what you think Fitzgerald is trying to say about society by presenting the idea of illusion so thoroughly throughout the text. Discuss how “illusion” is a real idea for teenagers. What problems/challenges/issues do teenagers face each day and how can we relate them to illusion. From my perspective, I think that Fitzgerald is trying […]

We have looked at several symbols in The Great Gatsby. Select 3 key symbols from the text and do the following for each symbol: – Provide a description (using quotes) of the symbol from the text. – Explain when and why the symbol appears throughout the text. – Analyze what the symbol helps you to […]

List the four main settings in the novel. Provide a description for each setting and explain what each setting represents. West Egg West Egg is one of the regions off the coast of New York. Both Gatsby and Nick live in West Egg which is located across the bay from East Egg. West Egg is […]

Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel. Gatsby: Jay Gatz is a wealthy young man that grew up on a little farm and was the son of a very poor father. Gatsby has a wild and creative imagination and ever since he was a little boy he dreamt of creating something […]

Then Visiting my Grandad had always been a special occasion. Ever since I was just a little boy, during the school holidays me, my older brother Ned, my sister Molly and my mum would load up our grey family car and we would drive down to Dunedin to visit him. Dad would normally stay home […]