Native American Literature
We study NA Lit out of respect for the literature and ideas that came before a dominant European Culture. Stories include: Historical Accounts, lessons, Cultural Information, Legend, Instructions, Rules/guides. Mostly communicated through word of mouth, usually told orally.
Common themes: Creation stories, Liminal (In between tribal dwellings and outside), states/places, Coming of age, Man as part of world, Modern State, Village/tribal identity, tricksters
Great Gatsby: Characters
Great Gatsby: Plot
- Nick moves to the West Egg district right next door to Gatsby
- He is reunited with his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom who is an old classmate. During his visit, Daisy introduces Nick to Jordan, who captures Nick, and also tells him about Tom's affair and how Daisy is aware of it.
- Nick then meets the women Tom is having an affair with, Myrtle, who lives in The Valley of Ashes
- Nick is invited to Gatsby's party. Gatsby admits to courting Daisy in his youth and says he still is in love with her. He then asks Nick to arrange a meeting between them.
- Nick reunites the two, they are very awkward at first but then rekindle their romance and begin an affair
- Tom realizes the affair is taking place at a lunch with both Daisy and Gatsby, he has the party drive into the city and then admits to knowing the couples true intentions at the hotel. Gatsby and Daisy leave the hotel and are followed by Nick, Tom, and Jordan.
- They come past an accident by Myrtle's house. Stopping to see what is wrong, the reader finds out that Myrtle has been run over by the car Gatsby and Daisy were driving.
- Confronting Gatsby, Nick finds out that Gatsby wasn't the one driving but actually Daisy.
- It is too late, Tom has already told George, Myrtle's husband, that Gatsby had killed her.
- George then goes and kills Gatsby, Nick holds a funeral for him. His dad is one of the only people to attend
Great Gatsby: good quotes
"There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion."
I hope she'll be a fool—that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
Great Gatsby: theme/symbols
The American Dream vs. The American Reality
- The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg
- Green Light
- The Valley Of Ashes
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf: Plot
- The couple return from a party, thrown by Marta's father. They immediately begin to taunt and argue with each other. Honey and Nick.
- With alcohol, George and Marta bicker more, Marta tells Honey they have a son, but George tells Nick they do not have any children. George learns that the only reason Nick married Honey was because she had a hysterical pregnancy. Martha tries to sleep with Nick, he can't "preform"
- More arguing, they kill off their son.
Martha: 52, daughter of the head of the school
George: History teacher, is younger then Marta
Honey: "Slim hipped" wife of Nick and an alcoholic
Nick: Young, a Biology teacher, and also athletic