Flashcards in Critics Deck (22):
the highest class in certain societies, typically compromising of people of noble birth holding hereditary titles
belonging to, or characteristic of, the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes
working class people regarded collectively
a division of society based on social and economic status
buing things to show off
valuing things for their power to impress
newly wealthy and tacky
doesn't want classes, capitalism
contolled by men
'fitzgerald portrays america as female, where as, the dreamers are male
how does fitzgerald describe america
'west egg' and 'east egg' and 'green breast'
comparing the american dream to hollywood film makers
americans are 'forever brooding over advantages they do not possess', americans are restless and never satisfied
there are two ways to succeed: 'one way is by doing very good work, the other way is by cheating'
'TGG is not politically correct'
'a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance' - the characters found in american lit
‘Americans are restless...
In pursuit of their dream’
Psychoanalytical theory about TGOW migrants
The id, forced to be their primal selves, if they don’t they die, survival of the fittest
Who said this ‘ma went from being a typical housewife into a leader’
Who said ‘ma joad has a strong importance in the family’
'failure is not the dark side of the american dream, it is the foundation of it'