Some scholars see The Great Gatsby as a quintessentially American story (that is
Some scholars see The Great Gatsby as a quintessentially American story (that is, the essence of an American story, a perfect example of it). What do you think they mean by this? Do you think it is true? How? Perhaps most importantly, how does Fitzgerald write his narrative to make it such an “American story”? – answer this question. In a focused, well-developed essay of three paragraphs or longer, respond to this prompt. Each paragraph should be approximately ten to twenty sentences. The first sentence of the first paragraph should be your thesis statement. Be sure to draw on and analyze ample concrete details from the text to support your assertions. Also, you do not have to answer every question in the prompt; instead, use the prompt as a jumping off point for your essay.
See rubric on the next page for specific expectations. And remember that the more you correctly refer to specific literary terminology and draw on concrete evidence from the book, the more you will increase “Depth of thought and correctness” and “Development and support” grades