21st August 2017

Significant Connections Plan

  • Novel – The Great Gatsby
  • Short Story – The dolls house
  • Song – The Grand illusion – https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/styx/thegrandillusion.html
  • Film – Easy A

~ Character ~

Statement – People prefer to live an illusion of someone else than their own.

Text 1: The Great Gatsby – Jay Gatsby

He pretends to be someone he is not
Q1: He invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent

Q2: Sprang  from his platonic conception of himself

Text 2 : Easy A – Olive Penderghast

She prefers to live as the rumour of her than who she really is.

Q1: “People thought I was a dirty skank? Fine? I would be the dirtiest skank they’ve ever seen”

Q2: “That’s the beauty of being a girl in high school: people hear you had sex once and BAM – you’re a bimbo”

Text 3: Dolls House – Kezia Burnell

She prefers choses to follow others beliefs that choosing her own

Q1: “Mother,” said Kezia ” can’t I ask the Kelveys just once?”

“Certainly not, Kezia.”

“But why not?”

“Run away, Kezia; you know quite well why not.”

Q2: “You can come and see our doll’s house if you want to,” said Kezia, and she dragged one toe on the ground. But at that Lil turned red and shook her head quickly.
“Why not?” asked Kezia.
Lil gasped, then she said, “Your ma told our ma you wasn’t to speak to us.”
“Oh, well,” said Kezia.

Text 4: The Grand Illusion – The Reader

The reader them self is fooled by the things around them

Q1: “They show you photographs of how your life should be, but they’re just someone else’s fantasy”

Q2: “But don’t be fooled by the radio, the TV or the magazines”


Respond now!