The Purpose of this Blog

Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.

With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned?

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Romantic and Modern style

Hello class and welcome to my blog.

We began the lesson by talking about our half-term homework essays. We marked someone elses (A)a essay answer and tried to learn as much as we could from it. Afterwards, we were presented with two images. we had to then state the differences between the two- One conclusion was that one was powerful, whilst the other was modern.

As the lesson progressed, we were give two words: Modern and Romatic. Romanticism in this context is widely different to the definition of romance we know today. We can define it by using Nicholas Tredell's broken down view, that is it a "literally movement" which is powered by "imagination rather than intellect." We had to draw pictures to match with his full definition of Romance in this sense. We then watched a video (which can be found of Mr Sadgrove's/ Great Gatsby's/ year 13 folder in learning resources) on him reviewing the novel, in which we had to make notes on why the fusion of modern and romance existed with the text of the novel. Tredell stated that if the novel was written entirely of romance, then it would be "comically over the top".

Later on, we were given two sheets; one containing a section of words from chapter 1 of Great Gatsby and another with two extracts. With `Words From Chapter 1` sheet we had to put an R or M depending if it was a Modern word or Romantic word. whilst, with the `Extract` sheet we has to highlight any Modern or Romantic Words/Sentences on the first extract.

H/W: Read through the SECOND extract and answer the following questions:

1) What is the effect of the combination of romantic and modern styles/ imagery/ rhythms in chapter 1?

2) why might FitzGerald be telling the story in this way?

Also, we have to mark one of our own section (A)b answers. If you do not have an unmarked one, then write and mark one.

Thanks Chris W :)


  1. Saved me time having to wait for the next day to do the homework ! thanks Chris

  2. Wooow well done chris..I think Romanticism was created as a distraction and cover for people recovering from the war,( although America was not badly affected) AISHA

  3. well done big boy!!


  4. looool Saways.

    Good Blog Chris, helped me with the homework.

  5. Christopher

    Post me adiuvit bonum multa cum dabam recordabor class fecit.
    Gratias tantum.



  6. Good blog Chris.....


  7. Thanksies for the blog Chris. I think this book is already better than "Enduring Love".


  8. This is a very good blog. I belive the great gatspy resembles the industrilisation, the new oppurtinites and the excitment of the new generation.