This Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I video also includes:
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.
- 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
- The narrator's rapid-fire pace and asides may present a challenge to some viewers