So,I sit at my desk and think…. I ponder the idea of Gatsby. (Do I really? You might never know).
We have talked about Gatsby the magician… but, we haven’t contemplated the word “GREAT” in front of his name. Why do magicians use the word great? Why not powerful? Fabulous? Magnificent? There are so many adjectives that could be put in front of a magician’s name– but, Fitzgerald tells us that Gatsby is great.
What is so great about Gatsby? Is he great? Or is it all just an illusion? Part of his act?
By Thursday, watch this video and make an argument for or against Gatsby being great. I leave the decisions up to you. What is the American Dream? Is it utopian? or distopian? 100% of Americans dream the dream… but, how many actually achieve it? The chart below was printed in the Business Insider last year.
So, now, take this information and answer the question from the end of the video— is Gatsby Great? I will give 3000 family points to those who answer it. Post all your answers below.