English 12: Ms. Tewksbury
School Year 2011-2012 Room 211
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The Great Gatsby Unit
The Roaring Twenties brought a time of great carelessness and recklessness to the forefront of American history. While reading The Great Gatsby we will explore the reckless and careless behavior as we examine the “American Dream” during the coming quarter. Were the 20’s the rise or demise of the Dream?
Were the characters successful in pursuing the American Dream? How does the social class they were in influence their success in life? How do conflicts that arise from social classes influence change in class? Is it possible for a person to change social classes?