Kakos 4th Hour 06-07


My favorite place in the world to be is underwater. My second favorite place is the front of a classroom.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Chapter 9 Live Blogging


Friday, April 20, 2007

Live Blogging! Chapters 8 and 9 of Gatsby

See reminders on the post below. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Live Blogging: Chapter 8 Fishbowl

(1) Please reference by name to whom you are responding. Ex: I agree with Clay's comment about Gatsby's childlike approach to love, but I think we need to give Gatsby more credit because he is the only character in this novel who stays true to his love.

(2) Please use correct punctuation and spelling (as always).

(3) Hit the F5 key to refresh. You will need to do this continually in order to see everyone's comments.

(4) Try to find a balance between listening to the inner circle and having your own blogging discussion on the outer circle. Please don't abandon the inner circle altogether.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

HOT HOT HOT! Chapter 7 in Gatsby

Please respond to at least one of the questions below:

(1)In our discussion today Nathan connected the motif of heat in chapter 7 to the Valley of Ashes. What do you see as the symbolic significance of heat and/or ashes in this novel?

(2) I posed this question in class, but we got on a good tangent and didn't come back to it: Why do you think Fitzgerald chooses to place a looming set of faceless eyes over the Valley of Ashes (see beginning of chapter 2 and middle of chapter 7)?

(3) Does chapter 7 change your opinion of any of the characters? How so?