F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

Forgot your book?

Read Gatsby online.


Listen to songs from the novel.

The Great Gatsby VIDEO GAME!

Here’s a map of Long Island that shows West Egg and East Egg

  1. T.S. Eliot’s 1922 poem “The Waste Land”, alluded to by the valley of ashes, watched over by T. E. Eckleburg.

From the Library of Congress--Your Car, 1920s era magazine that celebrated the automobile:  Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929”

The Great Gatsby hyper-concordance

Look up specific words or references in the text.

“Rethinking the American Dream,” by David Kamp, in Vanity Fair (April 2009)



Harold Bloom’s introduction to the novel

Lionel Trilling’s essay on F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The Great Gatsby,” by Kenneth Elbe

--What makes the novel great?

“The Greatness of Gatsby,” by Charles Thomas Samuels--More on what makes the novel great

“Dust and Dreams and The Great Gatsby, by John Fraser

“Gatsby:  False Prophet of the American Dream,” by Roger L. Pearson

“The Great Gatsby and the American Dream,” by T.J. Barbarese

“The Eyes of Dr. Eckleburg:  A Re-Examination of “The Great Gatsby,”  by John Burnham

“The Language of Time in “The Great Gatsby,” by Tony Magistrale and Mary Jane Dickerson


Pre-reading webquest

Pre-reading Creative/Personal Writing



Mid-reading Poetry

Dorothy Parker, “Résumé”

Final Essay Assignment


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The Great Gatsby Essential Questions
What is the American Dream?  Do you believe in it?
How much does social class affect a person’s freedom in this country  How much does what you have say about who you are?
The Liberation of Women:  What does this mean?  What were they liberated from?  Are women liberated today?
Reinvention of the Self:  Can people change who they are?  Really change?  What does it mean to reinvent the self?  Does America today invite and allow this idea of reinvention?