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Gatsby Art

A list of poster ideas that will help students picture the main ideas and symbols of The Great Gatsby.
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Gatsby Art

In groups have students draw posters of each of these major symbols and images from The Great Gatsby. Students use descriptions from the novel to inform their representations.

  1. Draw the T.J. Eckleberg billboard.
  2. Draw the front page of a Town Tattler and on it list all of the gossip about Gatsby. Leave room at the bottom so you may add more gossip as you continue reading the novel.
  3. Draw a timeline including major events that precede 1922 and major events that follow the publishing of The Great Gatsby.
  4. Draw a work order for caterers, gardeners, etc. for one of Gatsby's parties.
  5. Draw up a list of comments made by Nick or others about women.
  6. What kind of narrator is Nick? What does he have to convince us of? What do you know about him? Draw up a list.
  7. Draw a picture of the owl-eyed man and others who frequent Gatsby's parties.
  8. Draw a picture of the ash heap. Include Mr. Wilson's gas station.
  9. Make a "Who's Gatsby?" chart which lists gossip about him on one side and facts about him on the other. Leave room so you may add information as you continue reading.
  10. Create a map of Long Island and New York City, tracking the forays of Nick and others. (If you are industrious include New Haven and the midwest on your map.)

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