The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 Integrity Morality Chapter

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The Great Gatsby Chapter 7: Integrity & Morality

The Great Gatsby Chapter 7: Integrity & Morality

Chapter 7 • How does Fitzgerald use setting in Chapter 7? • What does

Chapter 7 • How does Fitzgerald use setting in Chapter 7? • What does Daisy mean when she tells Gatsby, “you always look so cool? ” Is she speaking in the same way she usually does? Explain. – How does Gatsby’s explanation of Daisy’s voice begin to fill in some blanks for the reader? – If money = corruption, and Daisy’s voice is “full of money”, what has happened to Daisy? • What is the importance of cars in this chapter? (color symbolism) • How does Daisy change in the chapter and why?

Chapter 7 Questions (cont’d) • What is the significance of eyes throughout this chapter?

Chapter 7 Questions (cont’d) • What is the significance of eyes throughout this chapter? • What happens to Myrtle? • Who is responsible for what happened to Myrtle? Why? • What are Tom & Daisy doing at the end of the chapter? What does this tell us about their characters? • What is significant about Gatsby keeping watch over Daisy at the end of the chapter?

Integrity and the Moral Universe of Gatsby “The rich are different from you and

Integrity and the Moral Universe of Gatsby “The rich are different from you and me…”

Income inequality, intergenerational wealth and, of course, the American dream are at the heart

Income inequality, intergenerational wealth and, of course, the American dream are at the heart of Fitzgerald’s novel.

“She was incurably dishonest. She wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage and,

“She was incurably dishonest. She wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard, jaunty body. ” (chapter 3)

Can we think about this idea of “not being able to endure being at

Can we think about this idea of “not being able to endure being at a disadvantage” in relation to today, perhaps as it relates to elite competitive sports or cheating in high school… ? Does being at the top necessarily mean sacrificing one’s integrity? Does material wealth lead to a loss of integrity?

Save The Last Word • Critically read the article. • Write a quote from

Save The Last Word • Critically read the article. • Write a quote from the article on the back of the reading. Below the quote, write why you chose that particular quote or why you consider it to be significant. (Do this for 3 quotes) • A volunteer starts by sharing their quote from the text. The person does not share why they chose this quote. • The other participants in the group each have one minute to respond to that quote or idea. • The original person who picked the quote then shares why they chose the quote. The original person has up to two minutes to speak.

What is the American Dream? How is the novel a reflection of the 1920’s?

What is the American Dream? How is the novel a reflection of the 1920’s? What would make Nick a corrupt character?

Homework… • Read Chapter 8 • Study guide chapter 8

Homework… • Read Chapter 8 • Study guide chapter 8