Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2

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Is Gatsby great? In the second of two videos devoted to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the narrator presents his argument for why Jay Gatsby should indeed be considered great. By backing his stance with evidence from the text, the narrator models how to develop and support an analysis of complex text. Consider using the video after a study of the novel and before assigning an essay.

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Pros
  • By incorporating the views of other critics, the narrator models how to craft a personal interpretation of a text
Cons
  • The rapid pace, snide asides, and topical references may confuse some viewers
  • Preview both videos to determine if they are appropriate for your class members