This 70-slide power point presentation explores how Jay Gatsby (like Al Capone, Coco Chanel, and Greta Garbo) discards his past and reinvents himself as a glamorous millionaire to gain entry into a wealthy class beyond his grasp. As a metaphor for the corruption of the American Dream, Gatsby skips the hard work and perseverence elements and acquires the illusion of sophistication through associations with organized crime. Visually engaging. Helps students understand cultural and historical contexts of the literature.
Jay Gatsby as the Artful Poseur by