1. Describe one episode or incident in the novel that shows the true character of Jay Gatsby.
2. Do you feel any sympathy for Gatsby when very few people attend his funeral at the end of the novel? Give one reason for your answer based on the knowledge of the text.
3. In your opinion, what episode in the novel is the most dramatic?
4. Imagine you were invited to attend one of Jay Gatsby’s parties. Write two diary entries: one before the event and another one after.
In which John Green explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby. John introduces you to Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, and the other characters in the novel, and tries to look beyond the surface story to figure out what this thing is ABOUT. Set in the 1920's against a conflicted backdrop of prohibition and excess, The Great Gatsby takes a close look at the American Dream as it existed in Fitzgerald's time. It turns out, it had a lot to do with money and status, and it still does today. John will cover the rich symbolism of the novel, from the distant green light to the pale gold of wealth and decay. Also, Paris Hilton drops by.
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