This novel The Great Gatsby takes readers to an age of excess and frivolity in American history, an age that led to a monumental financial crisis. It was a time of moral ambiguity and a free lifestyle. Students are able to see the results of a life that has little moral direction and a life of unchecked self-indulgence. This novel also brings into focus the American Dream that Gatsby pursues throughout the story. This ideal is still a prevalent theme and a reality in America today.
Week 1: Chapters 1-3
Week 2: Chapters 4-5
Week 3: Chapters 6-7
Week 4: Chapters 8-9
- Ages 13-15 (Grades 8/9)
- Instructor: Kait Bailey Kaiser
- Mondays, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
- 4 classes
- April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 2021
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