“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” The world-renowned novel, created by F. Scott Fitzgerald, ‘The Great Gatsby’, follows the life of eight main characters over the summer of 1920. This text approaches the topic of the illusion of The American Dream in three ways. These three ways come in the […]

CHARACTER= Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel. Character 1) Gatsby: Jay Gatsby is a self-made man, in more than one way. The first way is that he literally made the name and persona ‘Gatsby” up. He was a poor working class boy with poor farming parents and he decided that […]

Chapter One: Nick Carraway= pg.5 = “I lived in West Egg, the – well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.” Nick= pg.6 = “Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the […]

What was the advice given to Nick by his father? How, do you suppose, this makes him a good person to tell this story? Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. This makes him a good narrator because he isn’t quick […]

Introduction: Wanaka is a picturesque haven, full of opportunities that are ripe for the picking/taking. There are many little niches around this lovely town that provide some great entertainment. The best of these would probably be the nature that thrives in and around the area of Wanaka. Winter: Lush, emerald coloured grass, shines with the […]

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