“People have a habit of inventing fictions they will believe wholeheartedly in order to avoid the truth they cannot accept”  This is an aspect of the art of illusion, some people create a fake identity to create themselves the perfect illusion so that they can fit into societies perception of what is “good”.Four texts that […]

family holiday – S Daly, phenomena – short story a.) “the bridge bucked and rolled to the side” the bridge suggests danger dangerous “it drops away pretty sharply” this suggests danger b. (i) onomatopoeia -crashed (ii) the writer uses onomatopoeia when she uses the word crashed, this can suggest to us that because of the crashing […]

Start off with a rhetorical question eg. who believed in Santa etc first paragraph – the illusion of child hood and how the imagination is broader, we are fed stories like Santa and the Easter bunny second paragraph – being a teenager, the social media, the third paragraph – being a mature adult intro  Who remembers the […]

Fitzgerald has a very poetic way of presenting language. He uses the same devices consistently throughout his writing. 1. Select three passages from the book (about a paragraph or two in length) that we have NOT annotated as a class. Annotate these passages and identify the language features that Fitzgerald uses. Explain the effect of […]

“I think the American dream for most people is just to survive.”The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is a novel is based in the 1920s through the eyes of the narrator Nick Carraway.It’s a story told over one summer in new york city, Nick Carraway is a middle-aged man who has moved to New York to pursue […]

We have focused our entire study around illusion and how it is presented in the text this idea is our central theme. Explain what you think Fitzgerald is trying to say about society by presenting the idea of illusion so thoroughly throughout the text. One way that Fitzgerald showed illusion in the Great Gatsby is by […]

Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel Jay Gatsby – Gatsby is a wealthy young man living in West Egg where all the new money is. He is famous for all of his massive parties. He is a mystery to everyone at the start of the book, no one knows anything about […]