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Intro to Chopin, Fitzgerald, and The Great Gatsby

Intro to Chopin, Fitzgerald, and The Great GatsbyBackground InformationKate ChopinAmerican author of short stories and novels (1850-1904)Most famous for The Awakening: WAY ahead of its time and highly criticized (made her turn to short stories)Writer of feminist literature

Why are we talking about her?Many themes in Gatsby regarding womenDaisy and Myrtle Author of A Pair of Silk Stockings, which we will be reading

F. Scott FitzgeraldAmerican author of novels and short stories (The Great Gatsby)Came from a family with little moneyMarried a woman named Zelda Sayre Hated by HemingwayInspiration for novels/ storiesLater diagnosed as a schizophrenic Late became a raging alcoholic

Great Fitzgerald quotesShow me a hero and Ill write you a tragedyGenius is the ability to put into effect whats in your mindA great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.

The Great GatsbyWritten in 1925Fitzgeralds masterpiece Took passages from his other short stories to write itIt was a flop when first publishedDaisy= Zelda

The Great Gatsby (film)Adapted a total of FOUR timesWe will be watching snippets from the 2013 versionBaz Luhrmann Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire