After reading the novel, reread the first two pages of chapter one (from "In my younger..." to "short-winded elations of men"). Authors don't merely start a novel. Thought goes in to the first words of a piece of literature. Why do you think Fitzgerald chose to begin chapter one with these thoughts from the narrator, Nick Carraway? How does this serve as an introduction to the novel as a whole? After reading the book, what new light is shed on these first words? Put yourself in Fitzgerald's shoes. How would you have started The Great Gatsby?
You will respond to this question by leaving a comment on this post.
Responses should be at least 250 words each.
Remember: you must respond to at least 4 questions per novel.Extra credit will be awarded if you respond to more than 4 questions.
*and remember, this is a blog--write with good English and use your inner intellectual, but speak casually!