Research before we start reading

Research the followings and prepare a poster.

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THE GREAT GATSBY                                                    

BEFORE READING

RESEARCH

1.THE AUTHOR

a.  Where was Fitzgerald born?

b.  What is his family background?

c.  When did he meet Zelda Sayre?

e.  What was Zelda’s background?

f.  How did the Fitzgeralds live?

h.  What happened to Fitzgerald in the last years of his life?

 

 

2. JAZZ AGE

When did it start? When and how did it end? Why was it called The Jazz Age?

 

3.  PROHIBITION

What was prohibited in some states in the USA during 1920s? What happened as a consequence of this?

What does ‘bootlegger’ mean?

 

4.  AMERICAN DREAM

What does American Dream mean?

 

5.  GREAT GATSBY

What qualities should a person have to be called ‘GREAT’?

Your research will be ready by October,16 2009

Eva Büyüksimkeşyan

 

 

 

 

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