The American Dream—that hard work can lead one from rags to riches The dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. James Truslow, historian. If you put in enough effort you will be rewarded with wealth. The home […]

How is the scene in the hotel room in chapter 7 similar to the scene in chapter 2? Relate it back to the illusion if you can. The scene in the hotel room in chapter 2 was the illusion that everything about that scene was not real. It was an illusion as Myrtle pretended that […]

“High in a white palace

How does Fitzgerald paint Nick as a narrator? What quality (or qualities) is he given? Support your answer with the analysis of two language features that Fitzgerald uses in this passage to achieve this quality (or qualities).  Nick is presented by Fitzgerald as an un judgemental person. He does not pick up on what everyone else is […]

Merton college library- Gatsby recreates.Recreates relates to illusion Recreation is a form of illusion, the fact that the library is a ‘fake’ version of a prestigious place links to the persona Gatsby has created for himself. The library is full of real books (owl-eyes says so in c.3) representing the effort that Gatsby is putting […]