An ideal that all humans should have equal opportunity to pursue happiness and success “The American dream is that dream of a land where life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” -James Truslow Adams American dream settings East egg –  These people are […]

(Gatsby has)“..paid a high price for living too long with a single dream.” high price – death life with daisy  implies that Gatsby never had any other goals  “..shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is. ugly / disgusting  link (via the flower) to daisy  A rose has thorns that can prick […]

“Her Voice is full of money…. that was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money-that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it , the cymbals song if it… high in a white palace the kings daughter the golden girl…” Powerful Valuable Attractive – money is […]

ABOUT half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land. This is a valley of ashes a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and […]

Allusion – An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Oxymoron – a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).

Tom – through our eyes    Strong Buff Intimidating Overbearing Confident Arrogant Dominering wealthy   Tom – through nicks eyes Strong Sturdy Supercilious Cruel Arrogant Husky Defiant Dominant Aggressive Gruff Power Tom is racist

Nick : Narrator non-judgemental –  “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”  pg 1 People Frequently open up to him and he is bored of this and thinks its shallow. –Most of the confidences were unsoughtfrequently […]

Act 1 Scene 5 –Line 144 “And she steal love’s sweet bait from fearful hooks” in the shakespear sonnet there is a line thata says “And she steal love’s sweet bait from fearful hooks” thsi is a metaphore meaning that her love for romeo is like a fish stealing bait from a hook – the […]

The Boat Man I saw her cross the bridge, rumor has it she has a new lover. Days pass and I still see her cross every morning.  On the 17th morning after she had crossed a soldier came and stood on the bridge stopping everyone trying to cross. the message came saying that her husband […]

Plavalaguna “Opera” Listen to soundtrack and write what you instrumental than opera singing starts, talking , knocking on door , more talking , fighting , back to singing , sounds searching for searching , singing , more intense sounds , sound of things breaking and falling over , change in temp speeds up (makes it […]