This is a collection of supplemental materials and Powerpoints created alongside the study of The Great Gatsby. Includes:
“The Great Gatsby: Finding a Hero” academic essay by Henry D. Piper includes vocabulary, reading questions and key.
"My Lost City" & "The Hollow Men" (11 slides cover a writing assignment for a comparative analysis assignment after reading excerpt of Fitzgerald's essay on his downward slide in NYC and the poem by Eliot. Samples of student thesis statements included.)
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" short story by Fitzgerald – story questions and review of similar ideas and themes with Gatsby and Fitzgerald's life. Use with the story and/or the film adaptation
"Why I Despise The Great Gatsby" – Fascinating article pointing out flaws. Lastly, the essay, "Ga(tsb)y" which is a speculative article about how Nick is a closeted homosexual. This is a good opportunity to read a persuasive argument on the subject and is quite popular with students. Ideal for Honors or A. P. courses and a sweet deal!