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VCE Literature Texts: The Great Gatsby

A discussion of author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s contribution as the voice of a generation.

Notes, Guides, Essays and Articles

In our EBSCO database you will find access to the following article:

Hunter, J. (2014). 'Why Gatsby never dies'. In Toronto Star. Retrieved from Student Research Centre.

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A visual analysis of the plot and themes in The Great Gatsby

An overview of the life, career and influences of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda’s biographies presented side by side.

John Green discusses the idea of the American dream in chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby

John Green discuss symbol and metaphor in The Great Gatsby

John Green discusses the social, economic and political context of America in the 1920s

Overview of the 1920s

A brief overview of the social and political changes that were occurring in America in the 1920s, this website includes links to related videos and speeches. 

A pictorial examination of US history in the 1920s, looking at work, Prohibition, women and advertising.


This website collects photographs documenting everyday American life in the 1920s.