Wednesday, March 8, 2017


1. '& the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully'
       : gatsby is @ peace bc dead, no worries about daisy
2. 'Time for you & time for me & time yet for hundred indecisions'
      : daisy & gatsby, daisy chosing tom, indecisiveness - relationship between gatsby & daisy
3. ' To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet'
      : gatsby creating a image of wealth and power for daisy

The Great Gatsby Notes

- bootlegger: illegal business of transporting alcoholic beverages
- why is there always rumors about gatsby?
- weird ppl @ gatsby's party
- chocked @ 'educated at oxford'
- Gatsby: too perfect to be American - sketch
- gatsby mirrors jame gatz ( Dan cody)
- Gatsby - self made man
- cigs, decay as much as them
- 'light off' no connection, isolated
- more emotional - daisy & gatsby
- racy pasquinade
- could've been alive - gatsby , if didn't cover for daisy
- don't let love distract you
- Tj Eckelberg spectacles - god sees everything no matter what - don't over look
- can't blame gatsby for his death
- gatsby shows love to daisy - parties and money
- tom & daisy are alike
    - reason bc daisy doesn't leave
    - came from money
    - don't care for others & consequences from it
    - daisy didn't love time but stayed
- green light represents seeing everything thru out story, fitz reflecting: cheat, killers
     - American society moral wasteland

Monday, February 6, 2017

Ch1-3 notes

Ch 1
- characters: gatsby, daisy, tom
- middle western -> East
- Tip of Egg village, peak of rich
- main knows gatsby
- supercilious: behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
- effeminate - having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly
- 'best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool' 
 - cried when it was a girl - daisy
- Nick mid-west -> New York
         - suburbs -> between rich ppl
         - gays by next door neighbor
         - daisy distant relative, ' women are fools'
- tom, Daisy's husband 
- jordan baker -> daisy & tom's friend 
- tom w/ Mrs. Wilson -> Myrtle 
      - bought her a dog 
      - stay @ apartment 
      - M wants to play house 
      - Mr, Wilson wants something from Tom
   - Nick 3rd wheel
- displacement : wrong place, wrong time for character
- anachronism: out of time 
    - chronism: time
- use of quotations marks -> irony & humor 
- Gatsby -> doesn't want trouble w/ anybody 
- jay didn't recognize gatsby 
- why isn't gatsby there 
- the lonely crowd 
- jovial: friendly but rude
- more 'in' than others
- gatsby more formal than others
- vinous: drink on wine
- snobby ppl
- baker: incurable dishonest 
- 'few honest ppl to ever know'

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Quiz

The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Quiz

1. a.  Long Island, New York
2 d. Nick Carraway
3. c. East Egg & West Egg
4. C. Aggressive, condescending, arrogant                  
5.c. In East Egg, the houses look like rich mansions, but in West Egg, the houses look more poorly built and “run down.”
6. a. a “beautiful little fool”
7. a. Nick himself
8. d. White
9. c. Tom Buchanan
10.  d. Tom’s “other woman on the side”
11.b. Jay Gatsby
12. b. a green light on the dock

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Music as literature

Music is literature, music is somebody's literature that they wrote for others to listen to. Music is the type of literature that has a lot of meaning behind it, it can be sad, angry or happy literature. All songs have a story behind it and it is told as, maybe, in a catchy tune. The difference between a novel, a poem, a rap, a song, a opera and a symphony is that each story that is told is different and in a different amount of time. Each story, is more powerful than others in a way that the story is told, a story can be told better than others basically. What they gave in common is that, again, they all tell a story and have a meaning behind it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hello 2017

Comparing myself from January 2016 to January 2017, is kinda hard to do since I don't even remember much of early 2016. But from my guess, I believe I've grown as a person and as a 'writer', wouldnt really qualify myself as a writer since I've only written essays and journals but, I do believemy vocabulary somewhat expanded and the way I phrase my words. My mindset has changed, many of my beliefs or views on things have changed, I believe I've become a better person and actually matured but the only thing that stayed the same, is probably the amount of stress I have for the future.

Monday, December 5, 2016


I think someone's mom texted me saying "Get up kids it's time for school!" and I just found it as some sort of random motivation. I texted the person shortly after asking who it was and they responded the next day saying it's time for school, around the same time again. Weird experience.