Mise en scene – the arrangement of the scenery and props on the stage of a film. Lighting – Lights of various strengths and angles. Used to set a mood, emotion or genre. Symbolism – The use of a material object to represent an abstract idea. Camera Shots – A camera shot is the amount of space […]

Ideas: -Something dangerous/learning about interesting ways to die and how this taught me to be appreciative -Farm and how it makes me appreciate the environment        -killing stuff         -Music      -Leo List of inventors killed by their own inventions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths Find a cool quote or two about appreciating life […]

Winter Dreams The Great Gatsby Oxymoron used, e.g “beautifully ugly”. Oxymoron widely used. Dexter gained wealth through business via laundromat. Gatsby gained huge wealth via drug stores. Judy Jones is ‘beautiful’ and loves Dexter despite her being with many other men and Dexter being engaged. Daisy is ‘beautiful’ and loves Gatsby even though she is […]

Fitzgerald critiques society’s ideals through his use of language or literacy devices in ‘The Great Gatsby’. Plan: The American Dream through three symbols; The Valley of Ashes, Green Light (distantness and can incorporate how the new money (Gatz) cannot achieve old money (Daisy)) and In The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the language […]

Describe at least ONE effective technique used in the written text(s). Explain how this technique helped you to understand an important message. Note: Techniques could include vocabulary, style, imagery, symbolism, structure, or narrative pointof-view. Plan – Green Light, Paragraph one – The symbol of the green light helped me to understand about the inevitability of […]

The setting known as the Valley of Ashes is used in The Great Gatsby to illustrate the failure of the American Dream. “About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a […]



Nick is introduced. He is supposedly a non judgmental narrator who admires Mr Gatsby, his neighbour.  In chapter one, Nick visits his second cousin once removed,  Daisy, and her partner Tom Buchanans, who is a racist, wealthy ex-footballer and their child. They also meet Daisy’s dainty friend Miss Baker. Daisy – Witty, gay, lovely, thrilling, sad […]