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The Great Gatsby

Treasure Hunt!

The Great Gatsby, originally published in 1925 by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, takes us on a trip to
the roaring 20’s and gives us a glimpse into the past with a little love and dramatic flair. This
treasure hunt will enable you to understand the time period of the 1920s, the symbols of the
book, and provide ample information for your upcoming essay. Let the adventure begin!

The BIG Question:
As you read The Great Gatsby, what symbols do you discover and what do you believe is their
importance, to the story, and in history. As you are reading, be sure to find concrete examples
including the page number and quotes, which you will include in your final Gatsby essay.

What You Will Learn:
This assignment shall cover the following California State Standards for Education:
➔ Subject: Language Arts
◆ Grade: 9
◆ Standard:

7. 4. 6. Compare and contrast west egg and east egg in the book. Please print and turn in a hard copy. What was the author’s motivation for writing The Great Gatsby? 3. What are three examples of events from the 1920s that are referred to in the book? 4. Visit all of the provided links as they will provide hints and tips for answering the questions. if you would like). 5. Discussion Questions: 1. 2.● RI. provide an objective summary of the text. 2. Please answer all 10 questions on a separate sheet of paper. 2. including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details. Are there any changes? 10. 9. Scott Fitzgerald? Provide a brief summary of his life. Watch the original movie production of The Great Gatsby and relate the symbols in the book and the way in which they are introduced and explained in comparison to the movie and how they are presented.9-10. Why did you pick those three symbols. 5. Scott Fitzgerald? The 1920s Movie Trailers Symbols in The Great Gatsby East vs. ● RL. – Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Who was F. Who was F.2. with all quotes cited in MLA citations and provide a works cited page at the end of the assignment. 8. Scott Fitzgerald wanted to portray to the audience? Helpful Links: 1. for a total of six quotations ( you are free to explore more. .9-10. and what are their importance to the book and the history of America.1. Do you think that The Great Gatsby would have been as powerful if it had been set in a different era? Explain. Name three main symbols in the book and find two quotes which support each. What do you believe to be the main themes in the book? Chose two and provide textual support. – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text. 12-point font. West Egg Directions: 1. 3. typed.Do you believe the book or the film provide the viewer/reader with a better understanding of the overall theme and symbols in which F.

Have Fun! .3. Please do your OWN work. This exercise is to ensure you understand the book and the overall message and importance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s work.