Class Plan _ Chap 2 Notes 1_19_20

Class Plan _ Chap 2 Notes 1_19_20 - Word choice is always...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Review Fitzgerald Bio—with a partner, share 1 detail from his life Chapter 2 Characters— Tom: p28 “tanked up” “bordered on violence” He’s used to getting his way. Cold and in charge—when buying a dog “it’s a bitch” (32) Myrtle: great description p29 --she’s lower class, pretends to be upper and sophisticated --Tom accepts her because he can control her—he expects total adoration (doesn’t get that from Daisy) She’s a puppy dog to him—hits her when he grows tired of her. She gets the dog so she has something to control. Both of them don’t care about others, ultimately. P34 Changing “costumes”: Myrtle is always playing a role.
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Word choice is always about her fakeness. She raises her eyebrow in disdain at othersshe wants to show how she is better than others. Catherine has painted on eyebrows (p34)more fakeness. Everyone is pretending to be someone theyre not, peoples morality is in decay like the valley of the ashes. The party itself is fake like the people thereunnatural setting, surreal description (Nick drunk at the end2 nd time in his life). Party is floating like an ectoplasm. P38 everyone pretending to be better than they areMs. McKee and the little kyke; Catherine and her husband...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 337 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online