Monday, May 15, 2017

The Great Gatsby Bookblog

For each chapter, you need to create a bookblog[1] entry that includes the following features:
  •          1 textual observation[2] on a theme in the novel, either how it is functioning for a particular character/situation or how it figures into Fitzgerald’s argument in the novel. Possible themes include: the corrupting influence of wealth, the hollowness of the upper class and of the American Dream. Also interesting to explore would be the question of the character of love and its worth, for example, what is worth doing or giving up for love?
  •         1 textual observation on character development
  •          1 textual observation about the use of symbol, metaphor, or color (color in terms of symbolism, meaning, etc)

You may find that a dialectical journal format works well for this, though I leave form up to you as long as it contains the elements listed above.

20 points a piece

Please use a common naming scheme for these: "Chapter 1 bookblog" and so on.

[1] A bookblog is a booklog done on your blog.  I have no idea if it’s a real word; I made it up one morning several years ago.  I do not claim originality though.  I imagine it’s been coined before.  J
[2] For the purpose of this assignment, textual observation refers to an analytical comment rooted in a specific text. Please provide the page number and include the actual text if possible (sometimes it is too long).  There are a number of sites that contain the full text of The Great Gatsby.

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