People always have something to hide beneath their ‘perfect’ illusion. I have chosen to study the following texts with the underlying idea of illusion in each of their main characters; The Great Gatsby, Lamb to the Slaughter, The Blind Side and The Lost Decade. The main characters, Jay Gatsby, Mary Malone, Leigh – Anne Tuohy […]

Family Holiday, from Phenomena. Extract from a short story. Written by S Daly, Identify TWO events that the writer suggests might be dangerous. When the person was on the swing bridge The shelf in the lagoon Onomatopoeia Waves crashed down and sucked everything away The writer uses onomatopoeia to develop her feelings about their family […]

Describe at least one important setting in the written text. Explain how the setting help to show the writers ideas. East and West egg both represent the idea of the unreachable American Dream. The residents of these make believe societies are living a corrupt idea of the American Dream. The American Dream East Egg is […]

Describe at least one important character in the written text. Explain how this character is revealed to you throughout the text.”Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.” The novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, walks us through a fascinating 1920’s summer in New York. The Great Gatsby follows three main characters, […]

Describe at least one important character in the written text. explain how this character is revealed to you throughout the text. Character How they were revealed Evidence Gatsby Corrupt American Dream  “She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby- nothing” “Paid a high price for living to long with a […]

Character 1: Describe three key characters and how they change in the novel. 2: Explain what each character helped you to understand about illusion in the novel. Use quotes to support your ideas. Jay Gatsby The main character in this novel is Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is a very wealthy, middle aged businessman. He lives in […]

Provide a description (using quotes) of the symbol from the text. – Explain when and why the symbol appears throughout the text. – Analyse what the symbol helps you to understand about an important character. – Make a link between the symbol and the idea of illusion. 1: Water In the Great Gatsby, water symbolizes […]

1. Explain what you think Fitzgerald is trying to say about society by presenting the idea of illusion so thoroughly throughout the text. 2. Discuss how “illusion” is a real idea for teenagers. What problems/challenges/issues do teenagers face each day and how can we relate them to illusion. We have studied the Great Gatsby with […]

1. Select three passages from the book (about a paragraph or two in length) that we have NOT annotated as a class. Annotate these passages and identify the language features that Fitzgerald uses. Explain the effect of these features and why he may have chosen to use them. “Her face was sad and lovely with […]

Setting: 1. List the four main settings in the novel. Provide a description for each setting and explain what each setting represents. 2. Select two of the settings from above and discuss how these settings helped you to understand the idea of illusion in the novel. Use quotes to support your ideas.N New York: New […]