‘There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson. This quote outlines my point of what I will be trying to get across. I will be explaining the significant connections in the four following texts. The Great Gatsby, written by F.Scott Fitzgerald, Now You See Me (film), directed by Louis […]

  ‘Happiness is just an illusion, filled with sadness and confusion.’                     Maybe you don’t believe this, or maybe you do but that’s the illusion behind it.  You will never know what the truth is behind other peoples so called happiness. It could just be sadness […]

  Describe at least one important object or symbol in the written text(s). Explain why this object or symbol helped you to understand at least one character. Note: A symbol could be a place, person, or thing that represents something more than itself.  Symbol Character Example Green Light Gatsby ‘He stretched out his arms towards […]

  (Introduction here) ‘There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.’  In this novel; The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we are introduced to many characters that are placed into the scene of one crazy summer in New York during the early the 1920’s. We meet many people throughout the book but […]

Describe at least one important character in the written text. Explain how this character is revealed to you throughout the text. Character Ideas Evidence 1. Gatsby Caught up in the past. “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!”  ‘Paid a high price for living too long with a single dream.’ […]

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 these features and why […]

We have focused our entire study around illusion and how it is presented in the text. This idea is our central theme. 1. Explain what you think Fitzgerald is trying to say about society by presenting the idea of illusion so thoroughly throughout the text. 2. Discuss how “illusion” is a real idea for teenagers. What problems/challenges/issues do […]