The Great Gatsby

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A Levels English Literature (Love through the ages) Mind Map on The Great Gatsby, created by sarahsing on 01/20/2015.

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The Great Gatsby
1 Context
1.1 1920s New York
1.2 The American Dream
1.3 Based on events in the writers life
1.3.1 Idolising the rich
1.3.2 Lavish party lifestyle
1.3.3 Tried to impress a woman with his parties
2 Marriage
2.1 Wilson and Myrtle
2.2 Daisy and Tom
2.2.1 'Tell 'em Daisy's change' her mind'
3 Religion
3.1 Non-existent in this era
3.1.1 '"She's a Catholic and they don't believe in divorce." Daisy was not a Catholic and I was rather shocked at the elaborateness of the lie'.
4 Compassion
4.1 Gatsby stays at Daisy's to ensure she is ok.
4.2 Daisy has wealth but no heart
5 Adultery
5.1 Daisy and Gatsby
5.1.1 Did they have sex?
5.2 Tom and Myrtle
5.3 'I'm glad it's a girl; and I hope she'll be a fool; that's the best thing a girl in this world can be - a beautiful little fool'
6 Deceit
6.1 Gatsby deceives himself and others around him.
6.1.1 'James Gatz - that was really, or legally his name'
6.1.2 'Oxford man'
6.1.3 'Old Sport'
6.2 Daisy deceives Gatsby into thinking that she will leave Tom.
6.2.1 'I've never seen such beautiful shirts before'
7 Love
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