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1

gold is a symbol of

old wealth

2

fitzgerald's wife

zelda

3

zelda was a

flapper

4

roaring 20's also called the

jazz age

5

fitzgerald was a ______ of ernest hemingway and was a member of the ______

contemporary
expatriates/ lost generation

6

fitzgerald's style of writing

shows a big iceberg
everything there
poetic prose

7

while hemingway was a man's man, fitzgerald was a

ladies man/ softer/ refined

8

life in the 20's was

fast paced/ rich

9

setting of story

new york

10

nick lives in a

small bungalow

11

where does nick live

west egg, long island, new york

12

who lives next to nick

jay gatsby and his huge mansion

13

west egg represents

new money

14

east egg represents

old money

15

who lives in east egg

Tom Buchanan and his wife Daisy

16

Daisy is modeled after whom

zelda

17

zelda said that

rich girls do not marry poor boys

18

daisy's heart is with ______ but is married to ______

nick (poor)
tom(money)

19

the american dream represents

new money

20

gatsby looks down on old money because

they did not earn it

21

what represents reality/ failure of american dream/ industrializing america

valley of ashes

22

who lives in the valley of ashes

the wilsons
george and myrtle

23

nick is a member of the ___ class

middle

24

describe nick

moral/reliable/narrator/tiny bit naive

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