I don’t know if anyone else was like me with this, but for the life of me I didn’t understand anything inside F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby until my junior English teacher showed it to us. I think a lot of the culture that the text revolves around is lost on people on the West Coast.
As such, I decided to develop a gallery of images so that my students will be able to experience the WASPy world of Gatsby.
So when I searched through all of this stuff, I found a ton of cool stuff that really captures a diverse picture of wealthy and poor 1920’s America. It was easy to find all of this so I guess I’ll do this sort of thing whenever I’m working with less culturally-familiar images in literature from now on.
Check out my gallery here !