Klausur The Great Gatsby
Klausur The Great Gatsby
Klausur The Great Gatsby
13 Punkte The Great Gatsby
Klausur Englisch Unterrichtseinheit: National Identity - National Diversity Francis Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby Pflichtaufgabe Comprehension Summarize the given extract of the novel The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald in your own words. Wahlaufgabe Do one of these four turns! Analysis 1. Choose three examples from the novel to illustrate how Fitzgerald makes use of images and/or symbols and analyze them in their context! *** 2. Analyze the point of view and how it affects the story! Comment Write a personal comment on one of the following quotations! 3. Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms farther.... And one fine morning-,, 4. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." 15 I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all - Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in com- mon which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life. Even when the East excited me most, even when I...
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was most keenly aware of its su- s periority to the bored, sprawling, swollen towns behind the Ohio, with their inter- minable inquisitions which spared only the children and the very old - even then it had always for me a quality of distortion. West Egg, especially, still figures in my more fantastic dreams. I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once con- ventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless 10 moon. In the foreground four solemn men in dress suits are walking along the side- walk with a stretcher on which lies a drunken woman in a white evening dress. Her hand, which dangles over the side, sparkles cold with jewels. Gravely the men turn in at a house - the wrong house. But no one knows the woman's name, and no one cares. After Gatsby's death the East was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes' power of correction. So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the wet laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home. 20 ne moral geography The following extract is taken from the last chapter of the novel The Great Gatsby. In the closing pages, Nick, the narrator, turns inward and talks about the situation after Gatsby's death: 25 One afternoon late in October I saw Tom Buchanan. He was walking ahead of me along Fifth Avenue in his alert, aggressive way, his hands out a little from his body as if to fight off interference, his head moving sharply here and there, adapting itself to his restless eyes. Just as I slowed up to avoid overtaking him he stopped and began frown- ing into the windows of a jewellery store. Suddenly he saw me and walked back holding his hand. 'What's the matter, Nick? Do you object to shaking hands with me?' 'Yes. You know what I think of you.' 'You're crazy, Nick,' he said quickly. 'Crazy as hell. I don't know what's the matter with you.' 'Tom,' I inquired, 'what did you say to Wilson that afternoon?' 30 He stared at me without a word, and I knew I had guessed right about those missing hours. I started to turn away, but he took a step after me and grabbed my arm. 'I told him the truth,' he said. 'He came to the door while we were getting ready to leave, and when I sent down the word that we weren't in he tried to force his way up- stairs. He was crazy enough to kill me if I hadn't told him who owned the car. His hand 35 was on a revolver in his pocket every minute he was in the house -' He broke off defi- antly. 'What if I did tell him? That fellow had it coming to him. He threw dust into your eyes just like he did in Daisy's, but he was a tough one. He ran over Myrtle like you'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car.' There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn't true. 40 'And if you think I didn't have my share of suffering - look here, when I went to give share part, portion up that flat and saw that damn box of dog biscuits sitting there on the sideboard, I sat down and cried like a baby. By God it was awful -' I couldn't forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, en- tirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom 45 and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made ... I shook hands with him; it seemed silly not to, for I felt suddenly as though I were talking to a child. Then he went into the jewellery store to buy a pearl necklace - or empfindlic perhaps only a pair of cuff buttons - rid of my provincial squeamishness for ever. merald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby, Paderborn: Schöningh Verlag 2001, pp. 124-126 1 sprawling spread out in a disorganized way over a large area interminable endless inquisition investigation to discover any unusual or immoral behaviour or beliefs distortion being twisted out of shape El Greco (1541-1616) Greek painter, used dis- torted figures and a con- trast between bright col- ours and grey to express religious ecstasy lustreless not bright brittle likely to break be- cause of being dry and cold alert watchful defiant showing strong resistance cuff button Manschetten- knopf he Great Gatsby Comprehension The given extract of the novel 'The Great Gatsby' by I. Scott Fitzgerald is taken from the last chapter. In these last pages, Nick, the narrator, turns inward and talks about ✓ the situation after Gatsby's death. After the talk with Jordan Baker The first paragraph brings the motif of the geography in Don't The Great Gatsby in a conclusion. He says that his novel interprete were is a story of the West, because all of them. ✓ Westeners apart from the fact that most of the scenes played in East. East Egg was more exciting for there him than West Egg, but in west Egglare his dreams and hopes. He compares West Egg with a night scene by EL Greco, where on the sicle- is waik. She well-dressed and expensive jewels but no about her. He decides to go back rich drunken lies knews and the East becauses haunted one a cares he woman have ✓ home and to leave the East Gatsby's death. for him after Later in October he Sees SSW Tom Buchanan again. He describes him as aggressive walks along the has stopped Fifth Avenue. He stopped in front of a jewellery store don't but then he saw Nick and walked to him. Tom didn't don't understand why Nick differ't want to shaking hands with as ne is says him. But Nick clearly sated that Tom Rnows why. Nick asks ✓.. directly what Tom said to Wilson the afternoon before Wilson shot Gatsby dead. He says that he told him the truth, that Gatsby drove the car and deserves to die because he didn't even stopped the car after driving Myrtle to death. Nick knows that this isn't the truth but can't tellithim that Daisy was on the driver's seat. a careless Nick can not forgive him and titled him as MENTOS person. Daisy you. But at the end he shakes hands. if with Tom and Nick felt as he was talking to a child- ren. From. Squeamishness is for ever rid. on they go seperated ways, and his Analysis 2.- Point of view. Nick Carraway is a character in the the narrator. He is где narrator. novel and a first-person- narrator. Because major conflict, his of that that he is involved in the story but not in the view is limited. He can't read other minds so we have to trust him what he knows. He describes things in a mix of an objective and subjective way. For example he describes what he his thinking in a particular moment. I drove from the station directly [...] was the first thing that alarmed the hand ne has a unique anyone. But on point of view and has a has a friendly personality. He star- ted out naive and hopeful about his summer and his future in New York. In general, he observes (the) people and tells the readers what he sees. Nick describes what im- attention. pressions other have on Gatsby or how he gains attention However, we have to trust him and his judgement as he encourages the reader in the first paragraphs from the first chapter. There he tells us about his background and past. But what first seems as an advantage is more a disadvantage that he has an intense as if view on Gatsby. He is his neighbor but it is like he admires him as reading in that sentence:.. You're worth the whole damn bunch put together". Or whe he describes his first meet with Gatsby that his Smile is rare. But on the other hand the one *This suggests that now he sees Gatsby more generously as an impartial than others but previously came across that O ggest advantage for him to be the ideal narrator is that he has a proximity to the main characters and access to the intimate detalls of their life. For example Tom feels so comfortable around Nick that he shares his intimate eletails with him of his private life by inviting Nick to his apartment in New York where he carries his affair with Myrtle. Another advantage of Nick concerns his outside view. As I told he is Some more also objective when he tells: there was a boom of a bass drum [...] above the encholalia of disad- the garden". But there Maiso vantages. He is not omniscent as I said at the to the point that he some- beginning which comes times obscures the truth. But we only see the novel through his eyes which makes it tricky to observe Nick himself. Also he is human especially when he is with Jordan Baker. His interactions we get a with her are the only places where Sense of emotions and vulnerability from Nick. Due that to we only can hear conversations certain moment so when he is present in the can't scenes when he is not there. Besides see he said I am one of the few (...) ever known". That says that he doesn't always teus. the truth and if someone has to complein that they are honest, they that off often suggests that they not trustworthy. do things that are we ST Klausurbogen Teil 1 Inhalt Sprachliche Richtigkeit Ausdrucksvermögen/Sprache Sprachliche Richtigkeit Gesamtbewertung Teil 1 12 Gesamtnote 12 10 Teil 2 Inhalt Sprachliche Richtigkeit Ausdrucksvermögen/Sprache 13 Sprachliche Richtigkeit 14 Gesamtbewertung Teil 2 13 x 50% x 40% x 10% x 40% x 50% x 40% x 10% x 60% 6 4,8 1,0 4,72 6,5 5,2 1,4 7,86 12,58 13 Punkte 25.05.2