Francis Scott Fitzgerald was known for living life with his wife Zelda as if it were all a big party. The Great Gatsby is considered his finest novel. It is highly symbolic and answers Twain's idea of the American Dream seen in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The video below offers a great synopsis of Fitzgerald's life.
This image includes the notes we discussed in class over Nietzsche's parable. Click on the image to read the notes.
Class Discussion Guides:
Chapter Three AbcNotes Discussion Guide - click on the image to view the discussion questions
The chapter 4 Keynote presentation is attached as a pdf at the bottom of this page.
The chapter 6 Keynote presentation is attached as a pdf at the bottom of this page.
This link will take you to NPR's American Icons series. Scroll down to The Great Gatsby for some great background info. http://www.studio360.org/series/american-icons/