Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I

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American dream or American nightmare? The Great Gatsby comes under scrutiny in a Crash Course on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of the Jazz Age, its glitter and its ash heaps. The narrator’s focus in Part I of the two-part series, are characters in the novel and Fitzgerald’s presentation of them. The video is packed full of analysis and asides and would work best after a comprehensive study of the work.

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Pros

  • A great way to model analysis using evidence from a text
  • After watching the video, ask individuals to craft their own argument for an interpretation of an aspect of the text

 

Cons

  • The narrator's rapid-fire pace and asides may present a challenge to some viewers