Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / Literature / THE GREAT GATSBY
Coordinators: Lynnel Garabedian, Sandy Kessler
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, written a century ago, has long since been revered as an American classic.
Set in the early 1920’s when American society was recovering from World War I and rapidly changing, the drama of its love story is told against the backdrop of prosperity, prohibition, suffrage for women, a relaxation of moral standards, and a desire to just have fun.
Fitzgerald is credited with coining the phrase “The Jazz Age” to describe the era and its response to the new exuberant jazz music. However, The Great Gatsby includes serious universal themes of class conflict and the corrupting influence of wealth and power on the American dream.
A WEEK / MONDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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