I recently read the Great Gatsby and I actually found myself to be entertained. Gatsby was a perfect representation of people wanting to live the “American Dream”. Even though the story wasn’t recently written, I still find it possible for people to relate to Gatsby’s story, specifically on how he had to struggle to get his wealth. There are a lot of students that want something better for their lives that they don’t already have; Gatsby’s life represents that perfectly. People also love a good romance, and the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy can definitely entertain students who want to read the book or see the movie. I think remaking the movie is a very good idea, because hands down “The Great Gatsby” is a classic story and I feel that a story as good as this deserves to be shown again in theaters. I really like how their trying to show how the jazz age was in the movie, while keeping it more modern at the same time with music from Jay Z, Jack White, Beyoncé, and Lana Del Ray. On top of that they decided to make the movie 3-D, which will really show how exciting Gatsby’s parties are as they are described in the book. I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie and I strongly feel like it could be one of the best movies of the year.
This webpage contains an alphabetical glossary of literary terms and their definitions . It focuses particularly on the material I most frequently teach (classical and medieval literature, the history of the English language, and science fiction narratives). Because the list is fairly lengthy, I have subdivided it into several pages. Hunt for the term you want alphabetically within each letter's webpage. You can supplement this knowledge by looking in the glossary in the back of your literature books, in dictionaries, and online more generally. Do note that entries marked with a tiny construction barrier ( )or the abbreviation TBA ("to be announced") are still in the process of being written or revised, so these entries will change as I polish them.
If Miller took unknowing liberties with the facts of his own era, he also played fast and loose with the historical record. The general outline of events in The Crucible corresponds to what happened in Salem of 1692, but Miller’s characters are often composites. Furthermore, his central plot device—the affair between Abigail Williams and John Proctor—has no grounding in fact (Proctor was over sixty at the time of the trials, while Abigail was only eleven). Thus, Miller’s decision to set sexual jealousy at the root of the hysteria constitutes a dramatic contrivance.