Gatsby Bellringer # 1 4-11-12 1. Define what you think is the “stereotypical” American Dream. 2. Where do you think this idea of the American Dream comes from? 3. You looked up the word disillusionment. In your own words explain what you think this word means. Today’s Objective: We understand the characteristics of Modernism and why it influences the death of the American Dream. Gatsby Bellringer #2 4-12-12 Use your Modernism Notes to help you answer these questions. 1. What three big events led to the loss of innocence in the early twentieth century? 2. How would you describe the Modernism hero? 3. Explain, in your own words, the central focus of Modernism. (Hint: look at the last question on your notes.) 4. Explain what is meant by the death of the American Dream. Today’s Objective: We understand the influence of an author’s life on the works of literature he creates. Gatsby Bellringer #3 4-13-12 1. According to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Biography video, what is the “golden girl”? (Hint: see number 11) 2. Do you think Fitzgerald’s life represented the American Dream or is his life more representative of the death of the American Dream? Explain your choice. Use examples from his biography to support your choice. Today’s Objective: We understand the conflict between Old Money and New Money. Gatsby Bellringer #4 4-17-12 1. Using your notes, explain what the term old money means. 2. Using your notes, explain what the term new money means. 3. Why is there a conflict between these two types of money? Today’s Objective: We understand the characters and their connections, as well as the setting in The Great Gatsby. Gatsby Bellringer #5 4-20-12 Directions: Use the character and setting maps for The Great Gatsby to help you answer these questions. 1. Which area of Long Island is the symbol for old money? Which area of Long Island is the symbol for new money? 2. Who is the narrator of the novel? 3. Who is “the great Gatsby”? 4. Using the character map, list one potential conflict from the novel present at the beginning of this story. Today’s Objective: We can, while reading, make note of significant information presented. 1. 2. 3. 4. The Great Gatsby Bellringer #6 4-23-12 What advice did Nick’s father give him at a young age? How does this advice influence his experiences in the story? At the beginning of the novel Nick explains why he left the east? Why did he leave? How do readers know that Nick Carraway comes from Old Money? What kind of character is Tom? How do readers know this information? Today’s Objective: We can, while reading, make note of significant information presented. The Great Gatsby Bellringer #7 4-24-12 1. What do we realize about Tom as he tries to discuss the books that he has been reading? 2. How is the appearance of Tom and Daisy’s marriage different from the reality of their relationship? 3. What did Daisy mean when she said she wanted her daughter to be “a beautiful little fool”? 4. What does the green light that Gatsby is reaching out to at the end of chapter 1 symbolize? Today’s Objective: We can, while reading, make note of significant information presented.